* Posts by AndrewB57

25 posts • joined 10 Jul 2009

With just over two weeks to go, Microsoft punts Windows 11 to Release Preview

AndrewB57

Re: Windows 10 will be the last version

"That was the message from Microsoft employee Jerry Nixon, a developer evangelist speaking at the company's Ignite conference this week"

Article is dated 7th May 2015. That Was The Week That Was

GitHub merges 'useless garbage' says Linus Torvalds as new NTFS support added to Linux kernel 5.15

AndrewB57

Re: Come on then, let's give it a go with those rules

Ha

Kensal Green

Also this will be helpful for The Cousins

https://traintimes.org.uk/map/tube/?fbclid=IwAR2bvGuMNrLh9sfHnIP0HsEc8JhAhSj7ywwU1Z4c-7t2H_nMPom1BsWW82s

Norwegian student tracks Bluetooth headset wearers by wardriving around Oslo on a bicycle

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...and in other news

I can see the headline now:

Location of mobile phones tracked

In other news our intrepid investigation team reveal the habits of bears in the woods - more at 10

Dissected: A dropper-as-a-service miscreants pay to push their malware onto potentially 1,000s of victims

AndrewB57

Re: You'd think

The social engineering here is to exploit people's greed, of which there is plenty evident.

Ch-ch-ch-Chia! HDD sales soar to record levels as latest crypto craze sweeps Europe

AndrewB57

Re: if you have a few TB sitting around....

yeahbut nahbut

In a lottery you lose the cash invested, the rate of return depends on the number of other tickets purchased, the security of both depends on the business running the lottery.

With Chia the value invested in HDD depreciates as with the resale value of the HDD, the rate of return depends on the amount of disk space allocated by other users, the security of value is er nil

With UK premium bonds the value of the investment is maintained in cash terms (depreciates by inflation), the return per bond is at a set, known, rate and the entire setup is guaranteed by HMG

Also income is tax free.

They're not very alike.

Is it broken yet? Is it? Is it? Ooh that means I can buy a sparkly, new but otherwise hard-to-justify replacement!

AndrewB57

Re: Ah, "I will know it's new".

But

BUT

The fridge. Space is finite and we must prioritise, Shirley.

Beer, wine, vodka.

In that order. YMMV but batteries are nowhere NEAR the top

Google fixes 'Chromebork' one-character code typo that prevented Chrome OS logins

AndrewB57

Re: "All three mitigations, however, clear local data on the device"

Slight mod:

..those who have lost data and those who are about to lose data.

I don't believe one can go through any significant spell without SOME data loss whatever the strategies employed

AWS Frankfurt experiences major breakdown that staff couldn’t fix for hours due to ‘environmental conditions’ on data centre floor

AndrewB57

Back to The Dark Ages for you

I'll get my coat

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

AndrewB57

Re: Complexity: Another nail in the coffin...

I **think** that means that there is no difference in the chance of corruption as experienced at a local level.

Then again, 15% of statisticians will ALWAYS disagree with the other 90%

If your internet wobbled last weekend, you have Vodafone India to thank for it

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Re: Sporting errors...

as also the "major GBP hijack" - poor sterling

Plot twist! South Korean telco uses 5G to fight coronavirus via hospital-patrolling robot

AndrewB57

Re: Yongin Severance Hospital

Well you wouldn't find it if it had been severed would you

That's logic is that

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

AndrewB57

Re: over 45s - over 50s

Possibly an inverse relationship between age and mad interweb skillz

‘Can COVID-19 vaccines connect me to the internet?’

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*doses

AndrewB57

There IS a piece of work underway, supported by the Gates Foundation, to support vaccine tracking through the use of 'quantum dot technology' within the vaccine does.

This research is being undertaken by one of the foremost institutions in the States, MIT, and has the potential to be highly valuable in low-income, low tech settings.

It is worth being aware of when discussing with anti-vaxxers so that they do not surprise you with "evidence"

https://news.mit.edu/2019/storing-vaccine-history-skin-1218

British gambling giant Betfred told to pay stiffed winner £1.7m jackpot after claiming 'software problem'

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Played 4-3-3 did they? With a front 3 of

Large (tricksy tanner ball-player rejected from the Arbroath academy

Hadron (Greek centre forward, also owns 2nd best kebab shop in Chantry)

Collider (South American genius (fat))

Hidden text in MacOS 11.3 beta suggests removal of Rosetta 2 compatibility layer in some countries

AndrewB57

Re: Urning

That's the notorious Grecian translation

I'll get my coat

The next departure leaves in... have you thought about a Microsoft 365 subscription?

AndrewB57

Re: Will no-one make the obvious comment?

Ah, you'll be the one who changed the jumpers we were using as goasl posts

I'll get my coat

Scottish enviro bods shrug off ransomware gang's extortion attempt as 4,000 files dumped online, saying it's nothing big

AndrewB57

If said hackers had the science, maths knowledge and data skills to understand and manipulate the records sufficient to fool the rest of the scientific community I doubt they'd be hacking into others' databases for loose change.

Lucrative careers in banking await

Dutch officials say Donald Trump really did protect his Twitter account with MAGA2020! password

AndrewB57

Re: Passive aggressive?

The additional 'e' was Dear Leader's attempt at security - no-one would EVER guess a randomly inserted letter eh?

GitHub will no longer present a cookie notification banner – because it's scrapping non-essential cookies

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Re: s

FWIW the underlying piece of info from which this conspiracy grew is a project to store some medical information onboard following vaccination.

"researchers developed a new type of copper-based quantum dots, which emit light in the near-infrared spectrum. The dots are only about 4 nanometers in diameter, but they are encapsulated in biocompatible microparticles that form spheres about 20 microns in diameter. This encapsulation allows the dye to remain in place, under the skin, after being injected."

A fantastic project which has triggered the technophobes everywhere

https://news.mit.edu/2019/storing-vaccine-history-skin-1218

Hey Reg readers, Happy Spreadsheet day! Because there ain't no party like an Excel party

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And another blast from the past

Surprised not to see mention of the shareware prog we bought back in the ?early 90s - AsEasyAs

And why AsEasyAs? well Lotus-123 geddit?

I taught myself the back end from the Manuel (written in West Coast geekese as I recall) and wrote a macro that took the csv output from our invoice runs, data in our product files and table for salesforce ("force" ha, haha, oh god) and calculated gross and net profit (an anaylsis missing from our otherwise handy dbase app).

We shared this out on a monthly basis leading to the classic observation that "1/8th of fork all is fork all"

Belief in 5G conspiracy theories goes hand-in-hand with small explosions of rage, paranoia and violence, researchers claim

AndrewB57

Re: explosions of rage, paranoia and violence

Only if 'average' = 'median' which, mostly we don't mean

No surprise: Britain ditches central database model for virus contact-tracing apps in favour of Apple-Google API

AndrewB57

Re: This is all complete cack

"I don't get that bit. Why? It's present and spreading in countries where their winter temperatures are higher than our best summer temperatures. I'm guessing there must be some wholly counter-intuitive reason for it bit I can't for the life me work out what it is."

Because when it is cold, windy and wet we shut our windows and spend more time indoors. We take the bus to work rather than walk or bike.

The dispersal of virus vectors outside is very significant but in the still air of a sealed home or office.....

As some other wise person has said, it WILL spread until a very high proportion of the population have had it. The only thing, ultimately, that can stop that happening will be an effective vaccine with significant uptake. Until then all we can do is slow the spread to the point where our economy can support our medical service to treat the casualties.

C is for 'Careful now', D is for 'Download surprise': Microsoft to resurrect optional Windows 10 updates as 'Previews'

AndrewB57

Good plan

Oh

Mel Gibson to put hand up Jodie Foster's Beaver

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Paris Hilton

Lucky Guy

And Gibson gets PAID to do this?

Where's the justice?

Paris, cos she probably didn't get paid

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