* Posts by Kane

1716 posts • joined 17 May 2007

Google kills off Stadia

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Boffin

"This is almost the soft-core version of when Steam shuts down."

I can't imagine that would happen anytime soon, Steam is a license to print money for Valve.

Soaring costs, inflation nurturing generation of 'quiet quitters' among under-30s

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WTF?

Re: Wrong!!

"Companies put a lot of time and effort into identifying under-performers and addressing that."

But, but, but...the article states that they couldn't do that!

"39 percent of managers said that hybrid and remote working makes it difficult to measure their team's output."

WAAAHHHH!!!

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Re: Wrong!!

"Jam Tomorrow only works for a finite number of tomorrows."

And a finite amount of Jam.

Teardown shows Apple iPhone 14 Pro is not pro-repair

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Re: My response is...

"Why the hell do people continue to buy and put up with this overpriced and contemptuous garbage?"

Oooh, shiny....

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Joke

Re: 'Lock in' probably won't worry Apple too much

"and, for the same reason, they'd most likely shun any third-party repair shop."

Louis Rossmann has entered the chat...

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WTF?

Re: Hard to make something pro repair and anti theft

"We had that, got sold on to somebody who even rang us up to ask us to unblock the phone!"

That's bloody cheeky!

Girls Who Code books 'banned' in some US classrooms

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Re: God botherers strike again!

"some are even worse and are using 'The Handmaids Tale' as their blueprint for society."

Which is hilarious as that's one of the books on the banned list!

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Re: God botherers strike again!

"Where does it mention God-botherers? Strikes me that this is simple US-style Conservative politics, though granted the two often go together."

There's your answer!

Darth Vader voice actor James Earl Jones allows AI to take over the role

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Re: saying ...

“I am altering the duck. Pray I don’t alter it any further.”

Quack

Update your Tesla now before the windows put your fingers in a pinch

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Joke

"If your "altogether" gets trapped in the window, you're definitely holding it wrong."

Rounded corners?

Federal agencies buying Americans' internet data challenged by US senators

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Big Brother

Re: Team Cymru and its 550 collection points

"but it looks to me like the ISPs are inviting them in under the guise of cyber attack defense, with the defense requiring access to the data to see if it's a threat or not."

Sounds like the old Phorm tactics from back in the day.

Tesla Megapack battery ignites at substation after less than 6 months

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Joke

Re: PG&E has an oil burning plant in Moss Landing

"You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious."

Clearly you haven't been to Milton Keynes.

BT CEO orders staff: Back to the office or risk 'disciplinary action'

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Mushroom

Re: Agreed

"WFH really is a cultural problem and people need to get back to offices with some kind of frequency I believe. If they don't the rot will seep in, new starters will be left dangling, buy-in to the company will diminish."

If you really believe that post it with your handle, you coward.

NHS data platform procurement delayed for a second time

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Re: Matthew Swindells

"Swindell by name, swindle by nature."

Totally agree.

"There should be an option to retain your National Insurance contributions in exchange for opting out of NHS services."

No. No, that's not how this works at all.

"Like the BBC, the NHS needs to be seriously defunded."

Again, No. What needs to happen is a serious change in government and get those fucking toady, leeching, scum bucket, corrupt arseholes and their mates away from the trough and march them all down the well trodden corridors of steel towards their sausage-filling future.

If you think defunding one of the most helpful social institutions this country has to offer to everyone, and I mean everyone, regardless of financial standing within UK society, then you are seriously deluded and I question your judgement on the entire affair.

Fuck off back to Farageland with you; Here, your coat, go on, thataway...

Anti-Metaverse package 'explosion' at college VR lab probed by investigators

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Joke

"Gratuitous exclamation marks?"

Clearly the signs of a deranged mind.

Twilio more than decimates staff, CEO says it grew too fast

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Re: 12 Weeks + 1 week per year

"When I've been laid off (Australia) in the past it's been a kick in the arse and not much else."

Did you have to pay for the boot leather?

Red Hat says staff can stay away from the office forever

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Boffin

Re: Long term

"I'm working with grads who did two years of uni at home and are pretty f-ing useless."

Correlation does not imply causation

Nadine Dorries promotes 'Brexit rewards' of proposed UK data protection law

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Alert

"The problem is not that Brexit was stupid..."

Weeeellllll.......

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Boffin

"Show me the numbers. That is simply untrue."

Show me the numbers to back up your statement that it is simply untrue.

Bye bye BoJo: Liz Truss named new UK prime minister

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"There is one good thing about the US political system, the 2 terms and you're done rule."

That's for presidents, isn't it?

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Trollface

"It's all head pats but, when it comes down to the wire, they expect the poor darlings to accept the crumbs they've been thrown and let their benevolent masters lead."

Sounds like a tory manifesto promise.

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Re: Opinion polls are looking good.....

It's the height of hypocrisy for JRM to say one thing and do the very opposite."

Like telling all those pesky civil servants to get back in the office that's he's just sold off from under their feet?

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Re: That's It I'm ....

"I'll take imaginary any time - just look at our last and the latest occupant in No.10"

Any takers for Belgium?

Sorry for swearing.

Shout-out to whoever went to Black Hat and had North Korean malware on their PC

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Re: Malware at Black Hat?

"Back in the days when pickpocketing was a hanging offense, and hangings attracted crowds looking for entertainment, I understand pickpockets did work those crowds."

Growth industry?

UK's largest water company investigates datacenters' use as drought hits

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Joke

Re: Never been to the UK

"Oh gentle bombs, come rain on Slough.

It isn’t fit for humans now."

You don't solve town planning problems by dropping bombs all over the place.

Amazon has repackaged surveillance capitalism as reality TV

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Re: ...very soon we may be continuously performing for some power that we cannot see...

"Excellent. Have an interositor to modulate the transperambulation of the pseudo-cosmic anti matter in the other pocket."

I would love to but I have a final rooftop showdown to attend for my climactic confrontation with the villain in order to send them plunging to their oblivion in the final chapter.

I wouldn't want to lose it.

Plus I don't think I have the right paperwork...

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...very soon we may be continuously performing for some power that we cannot see...

Sounds like the plot line to Armageddon: The Musical.

Mine's the one with the Big Flywheel in the pocket.

Lloyd's to exclude certain nation-state attacks from cyber insurance policies

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Re: "those that happen during wars, beginning in seven months' time"

"So are they anticipating that the war in Ukraine will be over in 7 months time?"

Maybe they should share their intel with everyone else!

NASA selects 'full force' for probe into UFOs

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Alien

Re: Wait...

No bright pink flying restaurants around here....

If you've done 6 impossible things this morning, why not round it off with breakfast at Milliways, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe?

Excel @ mentions approach general availability on the desktop

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Joke

"Is there a database and frontend development software package that has a nice GUI, is accessible to non IT folk, and at the same time meets the approval of the IT specialists?"

Microsoft Access?

Google tells Apple to 'fix text messaging' in bid to promote RCS protocol

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Joke

Re: The whinings of a sad loser

"Well they're obviously adding another one to that list... "Google Whine"."

Made with the sourest of grapes!

BT union wants pay dispute talks with telco's largest shareholders

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Alert

"We have tried and tested processes...

...for large-scale colleague absences to minimize any disruption for our customers. We kept the network running safely and effectively, as we do every day, and there were no national incidents or outages."

And there's the rub right there - the shareholders will see that and will be thinking "So, what are we paying these 'engineers' for then anyway?", and fire the lot of them. After all, there's nothing larger than a headcount reduction to ensure a large-scale colleague absence, is there?

Besides, if they do encounter any problems afterwards, they can just hire one of their many friends consultancy companies to plug the gaps, like it should be done, old chap, dontchyerknow?

You know it's coming.

US Space Force deploys robot dogs at Cape Canaveral base

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Boffin

"Give it a minute... I don't think it'll take 100 years to stealth these bad boys"

Slap a coat of vantablack on it, strap some padded socks on its feetsies, good to go!

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Terminator

"Off now to go hide in the mountains before the terminators show up."

Metalhead will find you...

Tesla Full Self-Driving 'fails' to notice child-sized objects in testing

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Re: As soon as I saw this

"Give the kids plenty of Vitamins and Minerals every morning and they will be able to jump out of the way of the vehicle."

Lots of vitamins and minerals in marmalade on toast!

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Re: Comparison

"No, actually people who don't have a Tesla, don't have the software and have never read the terms and conditions think that Tesla FSD, a piece of Beta software, which is unfinished and very much NOT "certified" for level 5 self driving, won't mow down something it does not recognise.

That doesn't make Tesla bad, evil or lying to people. It just proves that a hell of a lot of people are just plain STUPID.

BTW, Tesla does not market and does not have "advertising bods". Musk, the company CEO, talks about the progress they are making and the expectations for delivery.

People who DO have Tesla's, HAVE bought FSD and HAVE read the terms and conditions; are overwhelmingly in favour of FSD and are glad that they are getting to beta test it instead of waiting for the company to do it themselves and get it certified.

But that doesn't sell media or press. It also doesn't drive US senatorial bids."

Ok, Elon, whatever you say...

South Korea's lunar orbiter launches and phones home happily

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Re: Nuke

"If you like, but I can't really do any harm here. If I decide to flex my military muscles I will just get laughed at."

Flex away my friend, my comment was originally (snidely, admittedly) aimed at StrangerHereMyself and their odd "Everyone Should Have Nukes" fetish.

Context is always relevant.

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Re: Nuke

"But more than that I'd like less emotionally immature adult infants in positions of power especially in super powers."

Or in IT rags' comment threads.

Claims of AI sentience branded 'pure clickbait'

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Alien

Re: "When I look at my toaster, I don't feel it has those things."

"And still, over an hour later, not one commentard has posted the obvious."

That's because it's down in the garbage hold in three thousand separate pieces!

Icon related, the Quagaars definitely had something to do with it...

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Terminator

Re: "When I look at my toaster, I don't feel it has those things."

"I am not now nor have ever been a Toaster......"

That's exactly the kind of comment I'd expect to see from a chrome job!

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Need input...

Bloke robbed of $800,000 in cryptocurrency by fake wallet app wants payback from Google

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Stop

Re: Pearlman

"To be fair to Google..."

No, I don't think so.

Anti-piracy messaging may just encourage more piracy

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Stop

Re: From "The IT crowd"

"You wouldn't steal a handbag"

You wouldn't download a car

US net neutrality bill is only two pages long. And that's potentially a good thing

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Re: Once again they take the easy way out

"And, just generally speaking, I am a great admirer of writing laws that are short, simple, and understandable to the layman."

There's a bunch of lawyers waiting outside in the car park that would like to have a quiet word with you...

We're likely only seeing 'the tip of the iceberg' of Pegasus spyware use against the US

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Big Brother

Re: Google?

"That Google wants to express its concern about spyware?"

That Google wants to express its concern about the competition!

Scientists use dead spider as gripper for robot arm, label it a 'Necrobot'

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Joke

Re: Rise of the machines?

"It needs your hands to open cans of cat-food."

Cats will amusingly tolerate humans only until someone comes up with a tin opener that can be operated with a paw.

- Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms

GNU

Windows Start Menu not starting? You're not alone

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Windows

Re: "its rich tradition of fixing one thing and breaking another"

"I thought their usual rate was to fix one thing but break at least TWO others!"

One step forward, two step backward

Tories spar over UK's delayed Online Safety Bill

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Megaphone

Re: This isn't it, but something seems to be needed

"In all seriousness, is there anyone in the pool of Boris replacements that you would trust to manage what you do on-line?"

I wouldn't trust a single one of them to be able to navigate themselves through a sodden brown paper bag, unless of course it contained several large stacks of cash, in which case I would expect them to rip the paper bag to pieces in their overexuberance to reach said stacks.

But YMMV

SCOTUS judges 'doxxed' after overturning Roe v Wade

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Trollface

Re: I've heard...

Clearly it was god's intent that the world should know all of their personal details...

...that's how the rhetoric goes, doesn't it?

Get over it: Microsoft is a Linux and open source company these days

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Windows

Re: "But that is so clunky it could only be a Windows app."

"it doesn't follow any Windows best practices."

They have those, do they?

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