* Posts by Aitor 1

1533 publicly visible posts • joined 25 Jun 2009

US stalkerware developer fined $410,000 and ordered to modify apps so they reveal spying

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Uk and law

In the uk our security agencies have been repeatedly found to be breaking the law, with no real consequences. This is not what I would call democratic.

Only court authorised and controlled should be allowed.

I think the guy should be jailed..but at least he was fined.

South Korea to treat crypto tokens and virtual assets as if they were securities

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Not securities

They are certainly not securities in my opinion, but more akin to gold, as there is no promise whatsoever.

I guess they are using the definition of any financial tradable asset, but that makes almost everything a security..

BT taps Kyndryl to migrate mainframe apps to the cloud

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Re: Odd tactic

Is cityfibre also doing shoddy repair work afterwards? This is what decided me against moving.. they destroyed a lot of streets in Edinburgh and had to be reported, fined, etc.

Sweating the assets: Techies hold onto PCs, phones for longer than ever

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Income and all online

Microsoft will be happy to support linux using office365 and all online, as long as they get their recurring income. This is why they no longer care that much about open source, etc.

They will, of course, try to get as much from windows while they can, but not a top priority anymore.

Smart ovens do really dumb stuff to check for Wi-Fi

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Re: Question..

It of course depends. Most just sulk, some do have very useful functionality locked that way.

It is a problem for several reasons, them using bandwidth is one, and companies collecting our data is another..

Apple wants a quarter of its products manufactured in India, claims minister

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Re: "Manufacturing" in India is the tip of the iceberg

As a Chinese customer I would also prefer all made in China, as they don't know what sanctions from the US will come next, it is unsafe otherwise.

I assume you moved your operation somewhere else..

Netflix changes CEO-sharing arrangement, teases paid password-sharing

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Re: It wouldn’t hurt if they offered better plans

The cost of streaming 4k is quite high.

Also, it doesn't stream on 4k to most computers...

UK Online Safety law threatens Big Tech bosses with jail

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Re: @jollyborspecial

He might sleep well, meanwhile some people who dislike him put some illegal stuff, and there it is.

Years late and 36 cores short of AMD, who are Intel’s 4th-gen Xeons even for?

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Good money after bad

Throwing good money after bad is not a big issue when someone else is paying.. you present a good looking project and your expenses might get covered.. no one is going to say in academia no, use amd instead. Not at that level, not yet.

Should open source sniff the geopolitical wind and ban itself in China and Russia?

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Re: Keep politics out of open source

Actually much easier to hit the target as speed is(mostly, after having adequate materials) not an issue.

TSMC ramps up 3nm chip baking at Taiwan plants

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Re: Is it just me?

N3 is not 3nm, they say "equivalent"

An IT emergency during a festive visit to the in-laws? So sorry, everyone, I need to step out for a while

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Re: Not during Christmas, but not at the best moment either...

Service in Switzerland was great, if terribly expensive.

I had the same issue... Got called while on the slope and had issues with getting reimbursed, as the client called me on my personal phone that some idiot gave to them.

Ukraine secures 10k more Starlink receivers with EU help

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Re: Borshchevik is in its final testing stages

Yes, the starlink antenna detector seems unlikely.

The reason is it is a directional antenna.

I haven't tested or know of anyone who has tested the leakage of radio waves.. iit certainly leaks, how much, I don't know, not much is my guess, they are directional after all and all leakage is lost useful power and increased noise.

I am going with "don't believe you". Or maybe they can detect the wifi from the system.. that is certainly possible.

Amazon, Games Workshop announce Warhammer 40k film deal

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The quality will be terrible. It will be everything the 40k universe is not.

London cops break into gallery to rescue lifelike art installation

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Re: Mannequins

Maybe if they took care of crime...

UK cuts China from Sizewell nuclear project, takes joint stake

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Re: Also

We should have batteries for these cases, but of course that is expensive. Not as expensive as fossil fuels, but they aren't free.

And, the big problem is they would mess up the market for the energy companies as they could not get rich with peaker plants.

So why spend money to lose money?

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Re: Local generation

Wind mills are recyclable. It is just cheaper to not do it.

Rolls-Royce, EasyJet fire up first hydrogen-fueled jet engine

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Plane fuel

Instead of Hydrogen, react it with CO2 and make synthetic fuels.

Most of the problems are solved.

tsoHost pulls plug on Gridhost service with just 45 days' notice

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As you asked them to close the account and they did not. Plus it will cost them.

AMD grows Epyc datacenter share, loses to Intel generally

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Re: Time for another antitrust lawsuit against intel

This time increased prices also were important.

Plus both sides are losing market to arm processors in the data center.

Is Intel using their weight to pressure vendors? Probably. They have done it in the past, and the fines are miniscule compared to the gains.

Twitter begs some staff to come back, says they were laid off accidentally

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Re: This is the way it should work...

Only the Jaaag belongs to an Indian company now.. so not the 70s.

In any case, Tata ownership has improved the cars.. my previous ford jag was quite bad, and my current tata one es actually reliable.

Qualcomm vs Arm: The bizarro quotient just went off the scale

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Re: Thank you @Rupert

ARM has refused to say these claims are false, just that the are, err not precise.

So I do believe that Qualcomm is either exaggerating or ARM was strong arming Qualcomm. Couldn't happen to a nicer company, but the fact that did not say no to the per device, etc, is telling.

China's drive for efficient datacenters has made liquid cooling mainstream

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Re: Liquid cooling also provides more opportunites for co-generation and waste heat recycling

So, Stirling engines, or heatpumps and district heating?

Russia says Starlink satellites could become military targets

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Re: If an asset is used to support either side of a war effort, …

Legal answer is yes it is legal.

The attack on Sebastopol would have been impossible without Starlink and the coordination of the war requires Starlink.

Therefore they are legal and reasonable targets.

Now, destroying satellites is terrible and that should be banned, as it could trigger Kessler syndrome.

Biden wants SpaceX to beam internet to Iran amid uprising

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Re: Pirate radio?

As if Biden cares.

Is it legal.for us troops to coordinate and help terrorists and armed militias against foreign governments including invading said countries?

If they do that. Why would they be bothered by ITU rules?

NSA super-leaker Edward Snowden granted Russian citizenship

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Re: I wonder

It would be on channel 4, plenty of ads, 720 pathetic bitrate, and you would need a BBC license for that.

Ex-WSJ reporter says he was framed in elaborate 'hack-and-smear' operation

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Cheap natgas

And Opec+ gave back the favour by almost bankrupting all the tight oil companies by lowering prices..

US gas is expensive to produce.

Starlink, shot by both sides in Ukrainian fracas, lives to fight on

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Re: If he's claiming it "cost" him X

I am normally nice in my comments, but hay, you are clueless.

An electronically steered bidirectional dish used to cost tens of thousands before starlink.

Musk says Starlink will keep providing free service to Ukraine

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Re: Universal Service Fund

So, in short, corruption.

I wonder if Starlink will get something or they are threatening him with prison.

SpaceX reportedly fed up with providing free Starlink to Ukraine

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Winning war

Ukraine has essentially won the war.

Russia had terrible materiel and personal losses that they cannot replace, and the bleeding continues.

Meanwhile Ukraine has essentially unlimited equipment, even if it is on loan.

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Re: Nice one, Zelensky and Putin. Well Played, Sirs. We thank you for your Service

We did pay a lot more than that.

And Ukraine is going to be expected to pay a lot.

So either they lose the war (unlikely) or they lose by winning the war, and then join the eu and the eu gives them money that will go to the us.

So essentially europe is screwed no matter the results.

It's official: UK telcos legally obligated to remove Huawei kit

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Us kit

Also us kit is known to have backdoor, at least for the us government.

In the reg we could see a few of them..

Datacenter migration plan missed one vital detail: The leaky roof

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Re: Assuming facilities wasn't contacted

I have pictures of a datacenter with blue buckets on top of racks.

The design of the purpose built datacenter had the bathroom.facilities on top of the corners of the datacenter.

Ffs. If it is a three floor building, ensure no water goes over servers.

Linux luminaries discuss efforts to bring Rust to the kernel

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Re: All of that effort

C interaction with C is better.

Ex-Broadcom engineer asks for house arrest over IP theft

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Re: What he said isn't relevant, what he did is.

I doubt they even got prove that he had the files.

But probably the offer is 6 months vs 30 years, and banruptcy if he wins. Such is the way of the US legal system.

US border cops harvest info from citizens' phones, build massive database

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Re: Travel to or through the US?

A stone with a powerful enough engine/propeller and control surfaces would fly.. agree with you

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Re: Safety First!

That includes international airports.. so most population.

US seeks standards dominance, lets Huawei access previously forbidden crypto tech

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Standards and backdoors

While I have no doubt that the IS likes backdoors, this is not about it. It is about market dominance.

Open source biz sick of FOSS community exploitation overhauls software rights

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Re: New concept

You make an oss project. Proves successful, then make a company

Finally, do an Oracle move, at oracle pricing.

If you have a thousand servers running this, well, rhey ask for about 36 million a year at least.

It would be cheaper to just fork the project.

UK govt says contractors should challenge IR35 status via self-assessment

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Re: boom for offshore consultancies

Thr idea is to get rid of these independent contractors so their buddies get all that money.

No way they will step back.

Apple adds M1 Mac notebooks to self-repair scheme

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So they essentially assert ownership of the machines people bought.

The truth about that draft law banning Uncle Sam buying insecure software

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Re: What do your competitors do?

Just make a huge encrypted blob and issue a "license" that prevents anyone from accessing the innards,plus agreed penalties in case they do.

If they raise an issue, sue them.

Solaris is in maintenance mode – but Oracle added a significant feature anyway

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Pay for

Also, once yoy deactivate the "feature" you have now a higher tier of support, and oayment is due.

US mulls more export bans – this time, memory – in war on Chinese chipmakers

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China would crack months before the US does.

The US would feel the lack of product in months, China the lack of income the next day.

This is why embargos are of a few critical components and normally used against smaller countries.

China overall has no monopoly in anything except maybe up to a point rare earths and affordable good quality electric cars. Electric cars are not key products.

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It seems the current US administration wants to go to war. And I don´t mean economic war (already doing that) but actual military war.

We'll get you that Wi-Fi 7 laptop by 2024, Intel says

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Fast vs reliable

I want fast and reliable, but if I had to choose, I would choose reliable.

I want more channels and them being separated so les collisions happen and we can have more devices running without issues.

I am not convinced we are going the right way.. wider bands used for less devices to go faster sounds good until you realise you didn't really need the speed for a single device, but rather quite a few devices cooperating and going at good speed.

Why Intel killed its Optane memory business

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Pretty surprised they did not sell the inventory at half or third or list price..

SpaceX crewed flight to ISS delayed by damaged rocket

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And frankly, if you as an actuary, you would be told that the satellites are more valuable.

Of course human psychology means no one would want a ride in the death rocket, me included.

China seems to have figured out how to make 7nm chips despite US sanctions

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Re: Pretty much on schedule

I have read about them trying to get EUV machines on their own, and how they had issues.

As for respecting patents, as we have blocked them from commerce, I would be surprised if they respected them.

AMD to end Threadripper Pro 5000 drought for non-Lenovo PCs

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Re: Here ya go, Intel

Only for exclusives I would look somewhere else.. now price increases? Intel looks quite good now.