* Posts by Aitor 1

1449 posts • joined 25 Jun 2009


Big shock: Guy who fled political violence and became rich in tech now struggles to care about political violence

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Re: Doh!

I did.

And I got a LPG car as it pollutes next to nothing.

Was awarded administrative hurdles and mockery.

So after that one I got a diesel.

Autonomy founder's anti-extradition case is like saying Moon made of cheese, US govt tells UK court

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Re: Buyers’ remorse

Sue them in the Uk. It is absurd thet they get sent to the us.

Singapore monetary authority threatens action on bank over widespread phishing scam

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Re: Avoid all online accounts

Seen that happen.

North Korea pulled in $400m in cryptocurrency heists last year – report

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Re: cryptocurrency

Crypto is in general the opposite of untraceable. The ledger is public.. that is the whole purpose!

what you don't know is who is who.. unless you do some analysis.

Google and Facebook's top execs allegedly approved dividing ad market among themselves

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Re: I'm shocked, shocked I say!

If you received a shock, Slimy and Assoc are leading a class action lawsuit against them!

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Re: Firefox and uBlock

They don't even care about scam ads.

If scam ads are reported and they don't do anything about them they should be on the hook.

Support specialist Rimini Street found in contempt of court for continued Oracle copyright infringements

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Re: Oracle is like ransomware

This is why people are running away from them.. but for legacy software, it is not soneasy.

Canon: Chip supplies are so bad that our ink cartridges will look as though they're fakes

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Re: I should sue Canon

Quick, we need a class action. Fire the lawyers.

JavaScript dev deliberately screws up own popular npm packages to make a point of some sort

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Re: Spotify for open source?

Wrong incentives there.

But having a nominal payout for pay for projects would be adequate.

Like "we would like $XX per YY use, we won't enforce it". That would be quite sustainable for everyone, expectations would be clear for everyone.

Nvidia promises British authorities it won’t strong Arm rivals after proposed merger

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The new Intel

Nvidia wants to corner the market.

The shift to ARM is obvious, and most portable devices seem to be going towards ARM.

The GPU market is essentially owned by Nvidia, at least mid market upwards except consoles, that is owned by AMD on value, but Nvidia is behind the switch (it essentially is an Nvidia design).

Whoever owns arm looks like will be in control of the the computer market in the future.. that is why they want to own it.

Google: We disagree with Sonos patent ruling so much, we've changed our code to avoid infringement

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Re: Why didn't Google

Look at the patents. They patented obvious stuff.

Apple custom chip guru jumps ship to rejoin Intel

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Re: My cynical side thinks this is no accident.

That is how I see it.

He demonstrated what he probably was not allowed to do at Intel..

India says: Xiaomi the $88m in missing import taxes, please

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Re: "the company could remotely enable censorship tools"

Meanwhile google and apple will scan your files "for security and think of the children".

While yes, the Chinese are among the worst offenders, I don't like where we are headed, privacy and liberty wise.

Indian government tells Starlink to refund pre-orders placed before licences approved

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Re: Still Skeptical

They can live with the US market alone.

The plan is to fleece rich countries and get some extra money from poor ones.

And by fleece, I mean what looks like reasonable in the US.

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Re: The problem with ... most American companies is they see the world as their "market"

Outside of cities it does make sense.

What India is doing seems odd, I get that you do need a license, but strikes me of defending the local companies and making sure traffic is logged, etc.

IBM bosses wrongly sacked channel salesman after Tech Data joint venture failed, tribunal rules

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Re: Justice is slow

Remedy will be very low, the law seems designed for this.

In this case, the fair thing would be to receive a lot of money plus the option to get the job back.

Europe completes first phase of silicon independence project

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Re: Is this an EU or Europe thing ?

The car companies did it to themselves, by leaving the foundries holding the bag and cancelling the orders, as they always do and screw their suppliers.

Well, this time the foundries found other clients quite keen on using spare space.

When the car companies realised their mistake, the foundries were not happy with their clients, having put them on a critical situation for a second time. Can't blame the foundries for not giving the car companies priority.

Online retailers delaying sales of Raspberry Pi 4 model until 2023, thanks to a few good chips getting scarce

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Re: all eggs, one basket

Yes but worse. We did not want factories, we wanted the products.

So plenty of the design, industrialization of designs, and the factories themselves, all offloaded to China.

Now they are the ines that know how to build stuff, and we know how to support it, and more importantly, do the marketing.

The problem, of course, is that they know they just need marketing... And this is why we are on the beginning of a cold war with them, because we cannot compete any more. I mean, we could, but the marketing and beancounter team says "no".

CISA issues emergency directive to fix Log4j vulnerability

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Re: Remember folks

That is even more annoying.

Our old, almost unsupported software is fine. The new stuff is what is affected.

Flash? Nu-uh. Windows 11 users complain of slow NVMe SSD performance

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Re: Wait for Windows 12, I guess

W10 wasn't this bad when released.

Yes it had issues, but not so terrible.

Meg Whitman – former HP and eBay CEO – nominated as US ambassador to Kenya

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Not bribery, "they just put them innthe radar".

The same with legislation giving car companies subsidies if they have unions.. certainly not bribery after the support he got from them.

MySQL a 'pretty poor database' says departing Oracle engineer

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Re: Moved to MariaDB

Is it primitive? Yeah.

But also runs on anything.

For a small ddbb a few reports, etc, it is fine.

Battlefield 2042: Please don't be the death knell of the franchise, please don't be the death knell of the franchise

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In BF I could just get an engineer, squad with a mate or a random, and we would team up on vehicles.

in 2042 it is technically possible, but no real class makes it less of a cooperative game.

Also, the game in single thread challenged. I do get that most ppl have 8 cores or less, but it is what it is.. I get more limited by my 5900x than for the 6900xt.. I don't get 100% GPU use with large number of players. And fps is not great.

Feds charge two men with claiming ownership of others' songs to steal YouTube royalty payments

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Re: 20m, 5 years stir, 250k fine

So essentially the authorities have questionable methods and unfair fines? I don't want the criminals not to pay, but these fines seem unreasonable to me.

Netgear router flaws exploitable with authentication ... like the default creds on Netgear's website

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Re: A basic approach

Problem is if your network provider decides to sign up your router for "seemless" internet, "you wont notice".

Cisco thinks you're happy to wait ages for new kit, then pay premium prices

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Re: cancellations are down

Carriers prefer Huawei kit rather than cisco/juniper, BUT they have been banned buy the US from using it AND the US has banned Huawei from buying most chips.. so back to Cisco it is.

Really big fish (like Google, Amazon, Facebook) use their own stuff, much cheaper and better.

So it is probably carriers and corporate.

Mediatek unveils its first ARMv9 smartphone chip for advanced handsets

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Re: Hmm.

I see a future where all apps mark themselves as real time priority... particularly printer spools, "update programs" and other crap...

When the world ends, all that will be left are cockroaches and new Rowhammer attacks: RAM defenses broken again

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Yes, they are to blame. We do need ECC, but hey, let´s segment the markets..

Google wants US government to help develop chiplet design standards, so they're easier to make and buy

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Re: Standard backdoors

Are you thinking about a certain elliptic curve?

In any case, change is too fast to sentence it to admin death... it would not work!

HP's solution to running GPU-accelerated Linux apps on high-end Z workstations: Rely on Microsoft's WSL2

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Re: So, video drivers under Linux still haven't gotten out of hell

They don't respect the standards, that is the main issue, and of course, they do things their way.. so another problem. The blob is AN issue, but not the worst possible.

Of course, it is also a serious security risk, as they could be doing nasty stuff in their blob.

Apps made with Google's Flutter may fritter away CPU cycles. Here's what the web giant intends to do about it

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Cheap maintenance

By not using the available frameworks they save themselves from expensive maintenance tasks.. as apple would keep changing the goalposts.

While the result is a disaster, I do understand why they are doing it.. and it reminds me of the terrible java GUI options.

Former Broadcom engineer accused of pinching chip tech to share with new Chinese employer

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Not useful

As other have pointed out, EUV etc is quite easy to disable.

Plus, there is only one supplier, and it is in the EU.

This is the reason others cannot produce such fine products; EUV from SMIL. You want it? play by US arbitrary rules. Don´t want it? good luck, you are screwed.

So I don´t see them being able to sidestep this issue.

Also, even if they were able to capture it (no way), it would get obsolete relatively quickly.. and no new equipment.

Look at SMIC: they are getting EUV equipment, and have taped 7nm lithography and are good at 14nm.. but their access to SMIL means playing by embargo rules, etc etc.. or else.

Reg reader returns Samsung TV after finding giant ads splattered everywhere

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They are collecting personal information not required for the service, and it is mandatory. They state they are breaking the law, and nothing happens! Sad.

As for the ads.. annoying but legal if they were not shady about it...

Intel pays VIA $125m to acquire its x86 design talent

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Re: Hello round peg, meet pentagnal shaped hole

I would say the key is to remove one x86 licensee from the table.

The return of the turbo button: New Intel hotness causes an old friend to reappear

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Re: Kids!

Same here.. and q frigging MFM 29 megabytes hdd. A hard drive!!

Cisco warns 'unintentional debugging credential' left in some network switches can be abused to hijack equipment

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Re: Thank goodness it's shoddy Cisco programming

Well, those backdoors for the 5 eyes need to be installed, so remove the non 5 eyes compliant Huawei kit .

Apple seeks geniuses to work on 6G cellular modem before it's even shipped own 5G chip

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Re: it expects 6G to be deployed starting in 2030

4G is not good enough because latency and voice.

5G is good enough, I don´t know what 6G has on the table, but 5G already provides bandwidth and latency

Hitting underground pipes and cables costs the UK £2.4bn a year. We need a data platform for that, says government

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I saw the consequences of that.. amazing fire, melted the plastic blinds in the buildings nearby

JCB burnt and they claimed they had a paper map on the jcb (I did not see that before the fire, I did see reckless operation).

In Spain the maps are known.. in theory

US lawmakers give Amazon until November to prove it didn't lie to Congress

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Terrible suggestions from amazon

You bought a washing machine from them? well, maybe you want some more!

It is just bad!

Boeing 737 Max chief technical pilot charged with deceiving US aviation regulators over MCAS

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Re: Some extra info

If I remember correctly, it was "an extra" that had to be paid.

LAN traffic can be wirelessly sniffed from cables with $30 setup, says researcher

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Re: I thought LAN cables were shielded

The evil maid could put an specialized clamp that only reads from a single cable.

US nuke sub plans leaked on SD card hidden in peanut butter sandwich, claims FBI

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Re: Intelligent idiot playing out a james bond fantasy

Use a second hand laptop,and a vulnerable wifi far away from your place, and dont carry your phone with you or go on your car to that place.

Otherwise, you could be traced back to the data.

In any case,a couple of traitors caught.

Telegraph newspaper bares 10TB of subscriber data and server logs to world+dog

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Re: I used to love reading the Telegraph

Not ok to do it.. even if we don't like them.

Which? survey finds people would actually pay the online giants not to take their data

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I have a huge issue with companies making day £0.50 per user per month that want £4.99 for no ads.

IBM's former Chinese Power Systems partner sues for theft of customer data

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Re: Share IP to China => Get burnt

Did you read the article? Here it is IBM screwing their partner, allegedly.

Seeing as everyone loves cloud subscriptions, get ready for car-as-a-service future

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Re: F*** right off

Never use the car satnav. I just updated mine.. and now maps are "2019/2020".. way better to use google maps or a dedicated program if you dont want problems.

Suex to be you: Feds sanction cryptocurrency exchange for handling payments from 8+ ransomware variants

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Illicit transactions

You mean HSBC and pals?

It seems yes, they do get fined but still keep doing it.

As long as it is profitable, they will do it.. meanwhile small fish like us get quite a few inconviniences for small transactions.

Crypto is anything BUT opaque. All transactions are public, while banks do not share that info on the open. What you don't know is WHO is behind a wallet/transaction.. unless they want the money out in FIAT, then you need an exchange.. so it is only fair that money laundering exchanges get heavily fined (should be closed, really)

Links for HSBC still being "problematic":




Fukushima studies show wildlife is doing nicely without humans, thank you very much

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Re: So: in 100 years time ...

Live the Ghoul life!

CityFibre scores extra £1bn+ of funding to plumb in up to 8 million British homes by 2025

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Re: To be fair

If it costs more than 0£ builders will not do it!

Also, cityfibre damaged the sidewalk in my street, to put fibre.

Two years after that and I can't have service.



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