* Posts by Aitor 1

1313 posts • joined 25 Jun 2009


Hollywood drone pilot admits he crashed gizmo into cop chopper, triggering emergency landing

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Damage to main rotor

I pretty much doubt that the drone could have damaged the main rotor enough for it to go down.. they are reinforced. The tail one.. difficult to hit but way weaker.

Anyway the idiot is either that, a idiot or crashed on purpose. As he had an sdcard on it, I assume he is just incredibly stupid.

Idiots like him have ruined a hobby for the rest of us.

Elon Musk says he tried to sell Tesla to Apple, which didn’t bite and wouldn't even meet

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Has been used by BYD for many years, yet discounted.. until Tesla invested in china.

Rogue ex-Cisco employee who crippled WebEx conferences and cost Cisco millions gets two years in US prison

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Re: Sudhish Kasaba Ramesh

So he got a big discount on the years for being incompetent?

Boeing 737 Max will return to flight after software updates, says EU's aviation regulator

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It was an extra

More like it was an "extra" you could buy for a non small fee, even if it was standard on NG.

The MCAS in my humble opinion as implemented was criminal.. not only it had too much authority but they decided to hide it from the Pilots, and purposefully did not tell them about the system for monetary gain.

Now it will be fine and safe, almost for sure.

Amazon's ad-hoc Ring, Echo mesh network can mooch off your neighbors' Wi-Fi if needed – and it's opt-out

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Extreme porn.

So, if my neighbour does searches of extreme porn etc, my ip will be associated with illegal content searches... good plan...

Shocking revelations from Huawei-commissioned report: Huawei is good for the UK's economy so don't ban them

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Loss leaders

Yes, they do that, it is even in their training manuals!

But they also produce kit fir cheaper than most western companies.

New lawsuit: Why do Android phones mysteriously exchange 260MB a month with Google via cellular data when they're not even in use?

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Re: This probably just crept up on everyone

This is not a design by programmers, it has been designed at the highest level. The strategy is to spy.

EncroChat hack evidence wasn't obtained illegally, High Court of England and Wales rules – trial judges will decide whether to admit it

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Re: Thank you for your efforts

They are not providing the information as stated by the law.

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Thank you for your efforts

And also, shame on the public servants breaking the law, and refusing to comply with it.

China compromised F-35 subcontractor and forced expensive software system rewrite, academic tells MPs

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Re: Interesting dilemma

I would rather say backdoors on the radar and eff, etc, etc.

One more reason for Apple to dump Intel processors: Another SGX, kernel data-leak flaw unearthed by experts

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Re: More arguments for AMD, thus?

I suspect they do.. now they have to run on admin privileges.. so because of previous attacks, the change of context is way more expensive, so yes, it does have a cost.. probably relatively small, but it does have a cost.

Also, the more processes you have running as root-admin, the bigger the attacks surface.

Ericsson warns investors: This Biden fellow coming into the White House may look to resolve China trade dispute...

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Not accurate

That was blamed on Huawei, yet they happen to have a bunch of 5G patents themselves.

No, the issue is mostly 5 eyes and uncompetitive US based companies. And of course, the fear that China does the same as the US does.

Three rips up call centre outsourcing contract with Capita 2+ years early

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Re: Capita discovers too late

The KPI will be met. The expected service not in writing.. that did not happen of course, unless paid to do so.

Third event in 3 months, Apple. There better be some Arm-powered Macs this time

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Re: Emulation

It is mostly static conversion so at install time, except the parts that need to be dymamic. So little loss on execution.

None of our apps (except those 3) could secretly slurp Facebook user details, devs rage to High Court of England and Wales

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£7000 in assets

£7000 in assets yet they can contest Facebook on trial.

Not suspicious at all!

US govt ups minimum H-1B tech salaries to $208,000 a year, more than startups can hope to afford, say VCs

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Re: The principle makes economic sense to me...

The sl8ght issue is that in Boston 120.000 is a senior role, mostly, so rather than get a brilliant junior you would get a senior.

And you wont hire seniors from other countries... well, you wont hire them in the us.. you will hire them where they live and wont pay taxes in the US.

Unless the US gvnt also taxes IT services they are shooting themselves in tbe foot.

Note: yes, the current system was/is a travesty in some sectors, but it is also very harsh on the inmigrants. If you get someone from abroad, just dont kick him/her after a few years if productive to society.

Huawei bid to move chip production in-house so it can survive US sanctions will start with a 45nm process – report

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People don´t learn on others mistakes

Russia tried to play by our rules.. we pushed sanctions.. now sanctions on China, and in general anyone who does not play by US rules, including the EU.

Remember when the keyboard was the computer? You can now relive those heady days with the Raspberry Pi 400

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Not enough.. 8GB would be MUCH better as a general pc.

Morgan Stanley hit with $60m penalty for failing to properly decommission old kit hosting 'wealth management' data

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Re: Rich people's money

I disagree, punishment should be proportional to the crime, not how much money the government can make.

Need next-gen connectivity but don't want to break the bank? Samsung's Galaxy A42 5G is a bin-raking £349

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Re: Training

Very few alternatives... and anyway 4GB of ram means this phone is almost obsolete when new.

AWS makes its own Arm CPUs the default for ElastiCache in-memory data store service

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Ahh nothing like rich hostages, I mean "customers".

This is why monopolies and oligopolies are bad: they force you on these things.. so now they want to force feed their own silicon.. and as they control the pricing, they make it cheaper...

Five Eyes nations plus Japan, India call for Big Tech to bake backdoors into everything

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Re: A thought

The us troops only attack enemy combatants, as they define anyone shot by the us military as such...

Apple's T2 custom secure boot chip is not only insecure, it cannot be fixed without replacing the silicon

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Re: Surprised?

The main reason is to prevent it being fixed by independent repair shops, and charge more than the cost of replacement to he poor sods that need repair, so an easy repair is converted into more stuff in the landfill and new sales for Apple. The side effect, is your data is reasonably secure.

If this was not the case, you should be able to install a new OS on the system, even if you had to validate it online, etc etc.

Oracle adds Arm-powered servers with up to 160 cores to its cloud – must be why it sunk millions into Ampere

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Re: Ampere, 160 cores, in the cloud?

Not only citation needed, also define risc and cisc. Both arm and x86 are quite complex now, but not in a way you can say they truly are cisc or risc.

Ancient telly borked broadband for entire Welsh village

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Re: 18 months?

I just found out why my computer and my wifes computer sometimes crashed.. even after all the filters and even an avr ups. I coulnd detect it witj my oscilloscope.

Well, it was her motherboard.. took me ages to discover that.

We don't need maintenance this often, surely? Pull it. Oh dear, the system's down

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Re: The people who wrote it said that it would take them weeks to fix, at a cost of ~£5k

As far as I know, that has always been tje business model.

Look t car manufacturers: they essentially charge you to fix their design and manufacturing shortcomings.

Mark Shuttleworth to revive Ubuntu Community Council after body shrinks to single member – Mark Shuttleworth

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One man, one vote

Is that right?

Huawei set to exit server, storage, networking business in the UK

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Re: So, how was it that

It this case, the ones with the patents and the ip advantage are Huawei. So Trump banned them from competing.

Chinese prof sent down for 18 months for stealing semiconductor secrets, trying to patent them to cover tracks

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Re: 18 Months

It wasnt the pliers, it was the fact that he was a repeat offender.

Amazon spies on staff, fires them by text for not hitting secretive targets, workers 'feel forced to work through pain, injuries' – report

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Re: I wonder how many UK Amazon workers voted for brexit?

They offer better apparent salaries.. not better conditions. It is amazing that these conditions are even legal.

Facebook apologizes to users, businesses for Apple’s monstrous efforts to protect its customers' privacy

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Re: I'm confused

No they are not.

They are better with your personal info now (used to be crap at making it safe), and are like old school companies used to be.. it is just that the rest are frankly awful.

You weren't hacked because you lacked space-age network defenses. Nor because cyber-gurus picked on you. It's far simpler than that

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Re: Too hard, too frequent, too unreliable

Then they outsource the system "to the cloud" that promises 99.999% but delivers only 99.999% "on average" but not specifically you and has no SLA indemnity.

Oh, and your job goes too.

Of course they are going with a worse service for too much money, but that sill not bring your job back.

Transport for London asks Capita to fling Congestion Charge system into the cloud

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Re: To be honest...

They charge a ridiculous amount of money, but yes, at least it works!

Absolutely fabless: MediaTek lifts the lid on latest 5G 7nm Dimensity chipset family

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Re: Cheaper?

I own´t buy a mediatek powered phone.. as they do not release drivers etc.. so the phones just don´t get updates.

Oh sure, we'll just make a tiny little change in every source file without letting anyone know. What could go wrong?

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Re: Mail Storm

All minorities represented and smiling. At least that is the standard I receive.

I mean, why not put pics, please don´t fill everyone's ssds!

Apple warns developers API tweaks will flow from style guide changes that remove non-inclusive language

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They are ok abusing employees in factories, that is ok, but Master/Slave is wrong because some people in some part of the world might be offended, even if most slaves historically were not black.

Forget about Wipro chairman saying no one would lose their job due to COVID-19: UK staff told they're facing redundancy

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Is this even legal?

I mean, it could be construed as misleading the AGM..

.NET Core: Still a Microsoft platform thing despite more than five years open source

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Re: What's up with non-.NET developers thinking?

Of course C# is Java only nicer.. they could not get Microsoft Java, so instead they did C#.

The problem is the use case.. Java has its own inertia and just runs almost anywhere.. so it keeps being used.

Oracle ownership is quite bad for Java, so maybe, maybe C# might get some prominence.. by pyton, javascript etc also have their own inertia and use cases.

As for me.. well, I like it, but "uups, thaty is not implemented in mono" etc, just kills it.

MIT apologizes, permanently pulls offline huge dataset that taught AI systems to use racist, misogynistic slurs

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Re: Just do a text search

Err,we are all monkeys. Context is important.

Beijing's tightening grip on Hong Kong could put region's future as an up-and-coming tech hub in jeopardy

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Re: "we need clarity on what the laws will involve before we can decide anything"

The peopñe of hong kong lived under our rule with our governor, and only shortly before leaving did we give them democracy.

To complain now that the chinese government is making decisions in china is a bit rich, and frankly, insulting, we no longwr are an empire that can carce concessons in other countries by force of arms.

That being said, I am sorry for the people of hong kong and happy that we are giving them uk passports at last, even if it is just part of our cold war against china.

Apple: We're defending your privacy by nixing 16 browser APIs. Rivals: You mean defending your bottom line

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Re: Gotta agree with Apple for a change

While you are probably correct about google, this does not substract from the main point: the objective of Apple is to prevent websites that compete with their lucrative walled garden.

A memo from the distant future... June 2022: The boss decides working from home isn't the new normal after all

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Re: Yes the juniors are being dumped-on again

We created company cycling and running strava clubs and the competition is fierce.. therefore I am losing weight!

Oh, and spending quite a bit on bike parts, I am on my third COVID bike chain..

Western Digital shingled out in lawsuit for sneaking RAID-unfriendly tech into drives for RAID arrays

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Re: Storm in a teacup?

Or maybe they did not even test it...

Twitter, Reddit and pals super unhappy US visa hopefuls have to declare their online handles to Uncle Sam

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Federal crime

The problem is, it would be a federal crime.. the same as if you get asked by federal agents "hey, do you have a usb stick on you?" If you happen to say 2, and had a third with say porn, there you have it, federal crime (and this happened already.. google it)

Wakipedia link:


So this is essentially supression of free speech.

Embrace and kill? AppGet dev claims Microsoft reeled him in with talk of help and a job – then released remarkably similar package manager

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Failed to get job

So he essentially wrote something they wanted to have, and got an interview.

The recruiting process determined he was a terribly bad engineer, that is why he had trouble being paid transport costs. Yet the product was good, and done by him alone.

Obviously their recruiting system is shite.

cmd.exe is dead, long live PowerShell: Microsoft leads aged command-line interpreter out into 'maintenance mode'

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Re: WTF?

I just hope that person got fired.. what a bad manager, and what a chain of self inflicted events

Brit competition regulator will soon be able to seize rogue traders' domains – and even Amazon accounts

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No need for a trial

This looks like civil asset forfeiture or just abuse of power...

Tales from the crypt-oh: Nvidia accused of concealing $1bn in coin-mining GPU sales as gaming revenue

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You make a series of high risk investments, some will fail, but fear not, you can just sue them!

And they already sold the shares

Oracle faces claims of unequal pay from 4,000+ women after judge upgrades gender gap lawsuit to class action

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Civil fine

Class actions these days are essentially civil fines, you sue them, they will settle, but it will be expensive.

So they want to avoid the whole thing, it is a deterrent.

Imagination and Apple, sitting in a tree, l-i-c-e-n-s-i-n-g GPU tech semi-secretly: Brit chip designer strikes iGiant deal

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Re: Two and a half years ago I wrote

Most patents these days, sadly, are quite suspicious.. and are there more to raise the cost of entry to the market you just created.. even if the patent itself is obvious.

There is one such patent that I appear as co-author.. and while it was/is a good idea, I don´t think a patent should have been granted.. but if was filed and was granted.



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