* Posts by LoPath

76 posts • joined 31 Aug 2009

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Intelsat orbital comms satellite is back online after first robo-recovery mounting and tug job gets it back into position

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Black Helicopters

Re: I wonder what it really does?

Let's see... what kind of military application would you have for a satellite that can latch onto another one? Hmm...

Vodafone chief speaks out after 5G conspiracy nuts torch phone mast serving Nightingale Hospital in Brum

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Mushroom

Re: Possibly OTT on my part but..

Not sure about the treason part, but I agree, it's damaging critical infrastructure. These towers that are getting torched typically have a lot of equipment on them and the 5G equipment. So while you might be torching the 5G equipment, you're also torching everything else. Many towers share space with other carriers and some also include public safety radio equipment.

Apple: We respect your privacy so much we've revealed a little about what we can track when you use Maps

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Re: If you don't like it...

...not to mention that your phone will still triangulate its location from cell towers when you turn off your GPS. You can actually run Google Maps with GPS turned off... it can be a little wonky, but it tries!

Apple bans COVID-19 games and restricts virus-related apps to authoritative souces

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There's no joking with Alexa

Here's a fun one.... ask Alexa "Tell me a coronavirus joke". Nothing, nada, silence.

Austrian foreign ministry: 'State actor' hack on government IT systems is over

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Coat

Re: Oh those Russians...

Putin' on the Ritz!

Day 4 of outage: UK's Manchester police deploy exciting new carbon-based method to record crime

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Coat

Re: typo?

Or maybe iPOPO if they're in the hood. My coat's right there next to yours...

Clunk, whirr, buzz, whine. Shared office space can be a riot and sounds like one too

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Pint

Noise Complaint

I could have lived a lot longer if I hadn't known that was a cover song. Hell, all of Quiet Riot's songs pretty much sound just like that. Time to find a pint to wash that out of my mind!

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare fragged our business VOIP: US ISP blames outage on smash-hit video game rush

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Mushroom

Let us know if you encounter any similar snafu moments.

With Windstream? Like all the time...

If the words 'new', 'AI', 'for', 'the', 'physical', 'world', 'accelerate' and 'Facebook' scare you, click this headline

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Paris Hilton

Re: Robots and Pizza, I don't think so

Um, here's your, um, pizza, sir... um, sir? Carry on then, I'll wait...

Blame of thrones: Those viral vids of PC monitors going blank when people stand up? Static electricity from chairs

LoPath

Re: Hold my LaCroix

If ever there needed to be a video...

LoPath

Re: Office refurbishment...

We called that the "static strip".

Today's budget for application improvements is brought to you by the letters "Y", "K" and the number "2"

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Facepalm

Y2...um... okay?

Reminds me of when the US Dept of Defense when on their tizzy about getting everything Y2K compliant. Anything that plugged into an electrical outlet had to get a sticker. Anything found to be non-compliant got put on a spreadsheet for funding to replace it. I got to take a peek at that list for our base and saw that the medical squadron had a dozen VCR's on the list. Of course everyone got what they wanted... but I couldn't help but wonder if the clock on the VCR's would flash 13:00 instead of 12:00?

Questions hang over Gatwick Airport after low level drone near-miss report

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Re: Units

Actually, it's not unheard of for an airport to change their runway markings due to those wandering poles.

Bloodhound gang hits 1,010kph, retreats to lab to work on smashing the land speed record

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Re: sponsorship opportunity?

I would think that the Bloodhound Gang would enjoy a romp with LOHAN. Unn-tiss unn-tiss unn-tiss, baby!

Gas-guzzling Americans continue to shun electric vehicles as sales fail to bother US car market

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Facepalm

Re: A little education is needed

Indeed... outside of California, there are 49 other states.

AT&T: We did nothing wrong in promising unlimited data that wasn't. We're just giving the FTC $60m for fun

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Money can't buy you love

Granted, it's a drop in the bucket versus the amount of money they bring in, but all of the hoops they're going to have to jump through to demonstrate compliance should be enough of a deterrent to get their attention.

Boffins don bad 1980s fashion to avoid being detected by object-recognizing AI cameras

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Re: Great

So I need an outfit with a solid yellow line going all the way up and down it. Got it!

Microsoft has made an Android phone. Repeat, Microsoft has made an Android phone. A dual-screen foldable mobe not due until late 2020

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Trollface

Re: Fear of missing out

Foldable laptop = Fappy?

Despite billions in spending, your 'military grade' network will still be leaking data

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Holmes

Just the fax, ma'am...

Unfortunately faxes are still quite the thing in the US Healthcare sector. Many companies have adopted electronic fax solutions now. If only there was some way to send information electronically from one computer to another without using a phone line.....

GM Cruise holds off on self-driving taxis for this year, says it needs more testing time to be safe

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They already have some around here that are remote controlled running around train yards. The dream job of every kid that loved playing around with toy trains!

What happens in Vegas ... will probably go through the huge bit barn Google is building in Nevada

LoPath

Re: SI Police

Is that larger or smaller than mini-Whales?

Not quite the Bake Off they were expecting: Canadian seniors served weed-infused brownies

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Trollface

High Grandma, how ya doin?

Boffins put the FUN into fungus by rigging yeast to squirt out the active ingredients in cannabis

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Trollface

Young Einstein

But did they try splitting the beer atom?

RIP 2019-2019: The first plant to grow on the Moon? Yeah, it's dead already, Chinese admit

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Pint

Am I the only one that caught it??

...it proved no match for the Moon's frigid temperatures, which can drop as low as -170 degrees Celsius (-274 degrees in Freedom units) on the arid satellite.

Have a freedom pint on me!

Do you feel 'lucky', well, do you, punk? Google faces down magic button patent claim

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Go

Re: never used it

http://bfy.tw/LqLl

Y'know how you might look at someone and can't help but wonder if they have a genetic disorder? We've taught AI to do the same

LoPath

Re: Why not test the system on politicians ?

Convolutional Neural Network (CNN)? That's fake news!

Senator Wyden goes ballistic after US telcos caught selling people's location data yet again

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Coat

Re: The bigger issue

Back in my day, we weren't allowed to use any cell phones while deployed. I'll grab my coat when you GET OFF MY LAWN!

Bruce Schneier: You want real IoT security? Have Uncle Sam start putting boots to asses

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Facepalm

Re: More seriously

The last measuring gadget I bought from China has an FCC logo on it. They have a misspelling on the sticker, though. "Laser radiation - Aovid direct exposure to beam" I highly doubt it's actually registered with the FCC, but putting the logo on the sticker is easy!

Facebook, Google sued for 'secretly' slurping people's whereabouts – while Feds lap it up

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Black Helicopters

StingRay

"The logical next step is for the Feds just to have the raw data sent directly to them via intercept at the towers or somewhere else in the system and cut out the middlemen. A win for the corporates as they can claim they "didn't know" and all will be well once again amongst the users."

They can already place their own "tower" near a suspect and collect data from everyone in the neighborhood.....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stingray_phone_tracker

Look at me! Phone industry contracts nasty case of 5g-itis

LoPath

Re: And what is 5G?

Could they actually hear each other on the call?

Fire chief says Verizon throttled department's data in the middle of massive Cali wildfires

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Alert

Oh really?

Time for AT&T to advertise FirstNet. Oh, Verizon throttled your bandwidth? We built a nationwide network for first responders, as directed by Homeland Security...right over here...

Pentagon sticks to its guns: Yep, we're going with a single cloud services provider

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Facepalm

Cloudz?

Insert meme here: What if I told you that a cloud was just someone else's computer?

In this case, several computers. How many several-several computers does it take to make them happy? It makes perfect sense to have all of the computers under one cloud with one service provider. As long as that service provider has diverse and alternate paths and carp-loads of redundancy, what's the issue? If the other bidders take issue with how the contracting process is being run, they can file a formal protest. They know how to do this. Let's not confuse contracting with politics.

Beyond code PEBCAK lies KMACYOYO, PENCIL and PAFO

LoPath

Re: What the fuck means "F***"?

Putting your bosses name in autocorrect and replacing it with "asshole" is always good for a laugh!

How can airlines stop hackers pwning planes over the air? And don't say 'regular patches'

LoPath

Re: Satcom remote monitoring

It isn't what you think it is. SkyConnect is a GPS and Iridium box all-in-one. The basic unit has two functions: 1) Get the GPS coordinates and send them to Honeywell with the aircraft ID over Iridium; and 2) Allow Iridium phone calls. They do have higher level boxes that add internet, but even with that, I don't see you bringing down a plane with it. You could possibly really confuse dispatch if you could change their coordinates, but that's not that much fun.

Virtual assistant backlash imminent so buy them anyway

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Coat

For extra reality, the virtual assistant might even have a go with your wife!

BA IT systems failure: Uninterruptible Power Supply was interrupted

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Trollface

All fine unless....

It's all great as long as a proper change control was approved.

Spacecraft spots possible signs of frozen water on the Moon

LoPath

Re: We're whalers on the moon

Call The Police.....

Google's cloudy image recognition is easily blinded, say boffins

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Paris Hilton

Checking stock

Whatever happened to RFID-everything? Not sexy anymore?

New plastic banknote plans now upsetting environmental campaigners

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Mushroom

Hemp

Why not hemp? Oh yeah.... it's still considered "bad". Umkay...

WTF? Francis Ford Coppola crowdsources Apocalypse Now game

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Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on February 15.

$172,503 pledged of $900,000 goal

2,711 backers

Google to Chrome-plate our shops with creepy mood-sensing AI signs

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Happy

Re: I do not look happy

"Perhaps I could direct you to the sporting good section? We have a lovely deal on shotgun shells today!"

The Register's guide to protecting your data when visiting the US

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I remember back in the day... back before 9/11... one of my "additional duties" was to be a classified courier. Even had a letter saying what I was carrying was exempt from inspection. Most airport cops didn't appreciate it. I can't fathom the amount of lube that would be required to do that job now!

NASA sets fire to stuff in SPAAACE. On purpose. Because science

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Flame

Re: How does this work?

Here's a pic: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/Saffire_Additional%20Image%201.png

From this, I'd assume the fire would go from left to right, but they must be using an iPhone. :)

LoPath
Alien

Re: Green pulsing light...

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/1918.html

"The sample is periodically illuminated by a LED source to allow the measurement of the pyrolysis length."

Corn-based diet turns French hamsters into baby eating cannibals

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Cannibal Corn Carnage

Makes me want to go watch "Children of the Corn" again.

Tennessee sues FCC: Giving cities free rein to provide their own broadband is 'unlawful'

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Stop

Re: Total bollocks

http://www.fcc.gov/what-we-do

The Federal Communications Commission regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable...

Twitter hit by giant go-slow days after last mega-wobble

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Holmes

Twitter Sputter

Twits have fits about tweets. Nothing to see here.

German minister fingered as hacker 'steals' her thumbprint from a PHOTO

LoPath

Re: Hope this doesn't lead to...

Bring in Beulah Balbricker. "That tallywhacker had a mole on it. And that mole is the key to it."

Sprint swings axe: Another 2,000 staffers for the chop

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Thumb Down

Sprinting forward

"Every day we are focused on improving our standing with consumers..." just not days that end with a "y".

Physicist proposes 1,000-foot state-sized walls to stop tornadoes

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Childcatcher

Wall O Trash

Landfills getting a bit full? Built a mountain of trash! It's a readily available building material and solves our landfill problems!

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