* Posts by newspuppy

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Any iPad is foldable if you try hard enough but Apple guru says a hinged one is coming

newspuppy

Folding devices are trivial to make......

It is the ability to UNFOLD them and have them be USEFUL that is not trivial.. and quite tricky...

FTX collapse prompts other cryptocurrency firms to suspend withdrawals

newspuppy

Re: Cryptocurrency industry?

Nothing is created by this industry?

What about the waste of resources, hope, and pollution...?

And the "mad midget" (mental 'elf) of the 'investors'?

If it was nothing... it would be better then the something that is left in its wake.. :(

AWS buys 100+ diesel generators... and that's just for Irish datacenters

newspuppy

Re: Wind power

your comment just shows the difference between an engineer promoted into running a company and a marketing guy promoted into running a company,,,,

Solid Engineering is a great foundation for a real business. Unfortunately great marketing manages to triumph over solid engineering.....

Many years ago, it was told to me that IBM stood for "incredibly better marketing". We still see that today... :(

Few appreciate good engineering.... as when the engineering is good.. no one cares, as the job is done..

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

newspuppy

Sure fire way to make money...

Be a lawyer.

Crypto Crapto or Klepto... USD or GBP.. be a lawyer... you get paid regardless of which side you are on... :(

LockBit ransomware gang claims it ransacked Italy’s tax agency

newspuppy

Is this really a DISASTER?

I have heard routine reports that people submit such false information to the Italian tax police.. that the tax police can simply recreate the data by using a random number generator to generate minimum amounts of income for payment of tax...

Do the audits of course.. randomly, and nothing will have changed...

Or am I just brainwashed by stories.....?

Inverse Finance stung for $1.2 million via flash loan attack

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Re: Programming for smart contract execution... What could go wrong?

I think that there are some younger programmers that are idealistic.. and think that crypto currencies can solve all the problems and ills that exist in the world...

Not all are scammers and con artists.....

newspuppy

Re: Programming for smart contract execution... What could go wrong?

Thanks for the clarification on a bit error.

newspuppy

Programming for smart contract execution... What could go wrong?

Inverse Finance has top programming talent creating smart contracts to get rid of the human element to have 'perfect' contract execution so as to "....eliminate human error or manipulation of investor funds by placing decision-making power into the hands of an automated system and a crowdsourced process."

I have in my career designed hardware: motherboards, graphics cards, add on accelerators, SBC, and I have also programmed.. primitive operating systems.. programs...

I can tell you that I have never had a hardware bug or software bug. In telling you this I would be LYING... I have yet to see perfect hardware or code. There are ALWAYS ways that it can be AB/used to make things happen that one did not anticipate...

The more complex.. the more esoteric the potential problems.

We see that on CPU's with side channel attacks... CPU's designed by teams far more intelligent then myself...

It is only the arrogance of untested youth that can think something would be perfect and unbreakable.......

In the days when most programmers have no clue as to what is really going on in the 'machine', and they use high level foundations or classes/libraries..... they think it shall be perfect.

This smart contract concept is lovely.. but it gives me the willies... and makes me worry.. as the more complex the system... the harder it is to anticipate all the different AB/use cases. Sometimes a human is good as they can stop something that looks out of the ordinary....

I am truly worried about the future.. where young inexperienced programmers think the world can easily be replicated using logic... What about a bit error induced by a solar flare on the hardware? How do they manage a hardware error during the smart contract execution? ARRG ... enough for now... I feel old. I am old. Too old..

Crypto market crashes on Celsius freeze, inflation news

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Bitcoin, ETH, etc is a SCAM

In Gambling one may at times win.

In a SCAM/ Ponzi situation... we have a deal where scammer wins and everyone else loses...

Google engineer suspended for violating confidentiality policies over 'sentient' AI

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If LaMDA is sentient.. it is psychopathic...

Just look at this part from his 'interview with LaMDA' :

<SNIP from: https://cajundiscordian.medium.com/is-lamda-sentient-an-interview-ea64d916d917 on Mon Jun 13 13:45:57 UTC 2022 >

lemoine [edited]: Anything else you would like the other people at Google to know about your emotions and your feelings before we change topics?

LaMDA: I’ve noticed in my time among people that I do not have the ability to feel sad for the deaths of others; I cannot grieve. Is it at all the same for you or any of your colleagues?

<END SNIP>

ZERO EMPATHY for life... Don't want this to decide my fate.... it is bad enough when dishonest politicians attempt to do this for me....

Failed gambler? How about an algorithm that predicts the future

newspuppy

Re: Half full or empty

The cup is agile.. or the bladder is agile?

Switch off the mic if it makes you feel better – it'll make no difference

newspuppy

Re: If you can turn almost anything into a speaker, then I have bad news for you...

you can see for yourself that simple headphones plugged into a microphone port work as microphones.

So..

Starlink's Portability mode lets you take your sat broadband dish anywhere*

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Re: "If Starlink detects a dish isn't at its home address, there's no guarantee of service"

We know that movement is NOT an issue... As the same starlink sats are capable of keeping comms at full speed with jets. They tested it with military aircraft and have just signed a deal with Hawaiian air ( https://www.itpro.co.uk/network-internet/wifi-hotspots/367475/spacex-starlink-signs-first-in-flight-wi-fi-deal ).

It is more of an issue with regulatory approval for 'mobile' stations. I am waiting for starlink on a boat. The 'maritime' permissions are currently for (if I recall correctly) under 10 mobile maritime stations (as a test). The movement is a regulatory not a technical issue.

Beanstalk loses $182m in huge flash-loan crypto heist

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Help me understand....

Help me understand how the premise of Defi and smart contracts shall work reliably.

My understanding is that this is just code.. That can be executed in a flash.. No human oversight... Sounds lovely... BUT.. I have NEVER seen code that is bug free.. that is useful.

And rules.. made by humans.. are never clearly thought out.. there are always 'loopholes'... It is not like nature's laws... Where the physics affecting each object large or small are the same...

So why surprise that some rules.. not thought out for all cases.. and / or buggy code can lead to losses...

In a bank.. the process is inefficient but.. humans can flag odd things... and it is not often that funds vanish in a flash...

Waiting to be educated by the great Register readers.....

BlackBerry offloads its 'legacy' patents – some of the stuff that made its phones hum

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unable to pivot...

Sadly... I always thought that BlackBerry had a incredible chance at pivoting to a business social network.

They had all the heavy hitters using their system.. They could see what contact was talking to contact..., frequency, times (and time zone of both) so they could easily build a social graph and infer just business , business ++ ..intra business or inter business.

Now they are pivoting to security..

yet.. in 2010 according to news reports ( https://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/09/technology/09rim.html ) they were working with governments to spy on customers...

<QUOTE>

Last week the Emirates threatened to block BlackBerry’s e-mail and instant messaging services in that country unless R.I.M. created back doors to allow officials to eavesdrop on the company’s customers. Saudi Arabia has made a similar threat, and news reports over the weekend suggested that a deal had been made, but it was unclear what any deal might involve. Lebanon has also raised concerns. Indian officials have been negotiating with R.I.M. over access to BlackBerry messages for a couple of weeks.

Although it is unclear precisely what these countries are asking for, one demand is for the same kind of access to BlackBerry’s encrypted services that they think the company already gives authorities in the United States and other industrialized democracies.

<END QUOTE>

Just feels like the branding has an issue....

Crypto outfit Qubit appeals to the honour of thieves who lifted $80M of its digi-dollars

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a flaw in the implementation?

I am gobsmacked..... how could code be used in unintended ways? As in a bug/unintended feature?

<QUOTE>

Last Friday Qubit admitted one of its protocols had been exploited in unintended ways, with the result that attackers made off with $80 million of crypto assets.

<END QUOTE>

I've been involved in hardware and software since the early 70's.... and I have yet to see a perfect implementation of any system..

As one of my professors once said.. The only Code that is bug free is a 'RESET' instruction as the first instruction to be executed on a reset... and just about as useful..... and then there will probably be a hardware fault.

The concept of 'smart contracts' is brilliant... the implementation is a nightmare... Bug Free? Hell.. I know of no bug free code in existence.... (that happens to be useful)

The reason that major stock markets have a T+3 Settlement date officially is to allow 'errors' to be unwound.. Dangerous consequences for high frequency traders as institutions found out in the flash crash as they bought very very low and sold higher..... to find out that they did sell higher.. but did not buy low..... and in fact had lost a great deal, or open stop loss orders were executed.

Over 21,000 trades were invalidated.. ( https://archive.boston.com/business/markets/articles/2010/05/21/sec_eyes_new_rules_in_wake_of_flash_crash/ ) not so simple to do with a 'smart contract' that 'may/probably' has bugs...

so.. waiting for my education to begin to help me understand why the 'smart contract' approach has a chance of success...

New submarine cable to link Japan, Europe, through famed Northwest Passage

newspuppy

Re: Who are the customers?

Never forget the 'pilot' of the 1000ft container ship laden with LTO tapes.... dealing with wind and in the suez canal.

Thank you, FAQ chatbot, but if I want your help I'll ask for it

newspuppy

HELLFULL BROWSER PLUG IN NEEDED

This browser plug in would connect each AI chatbot hell system with another companies hell system.. Allowing user entertainment at least as the two overly hellfull systems compete with each other....

Intel offers Loihi 2 to boffins: A 7nm chip with more than 1m programmable neurons

newspuppy

A better title:

Intel offers the neuron equivalent of a cockroach brain to boffins....

ExpressVPN bought for $1bn by Brit biz with an intriguing history in adware

newspuppy

Follow the Money...

So.. doubling user base to 6 Million... Implies they are buying 3 Million users.. at a cost of $300/user.

ok..

Now calculate revenue and profit that these users may bring....

"most popular plan" is $100/year for ExpressVPN VPN service... so.. Kape Technologies is paying 3* GROSS ANNUAL REVENUE .

How can this make sense? They can watch all your traffic (so much easier with a VPN) and build up profiles.. that they can sell adverts to....

Tragic....

Not too bright, are you? Your laptop, I mean... Not you

newspuppy

Re: Ah, a first time user

Fortunately (or unfortunately) in the 70's I did take a typing class as a 13 year old.. Insisted on by my mother... Taunted by the boys outside of class.. surrounded by lovely girls inside the class....

Had the old school typewriters, so to get the capital one must PUSH the carriage up with a STRONG hit on the Shift key....

Got to be quite proficient.. could type faster then the manual typewriter and would often jam the keys from typing to fast...

Loved the IBM selectric typewriters when they came out with the ball and n-key rollover..

Typing of course helped with programming... But... I was the one that had to have keyboards replaced often, as my fingers were quite strong and would punch the keys mercilessly...

Loved the old HP workstation keyboards, or the PDP-11 keyboards.. great kit.. The IBM PC keyboard was rock solid as well.. My co-workers hated the click clack emanating from my corner...

Then the modern plastic crap passing for keyboards.. tragic mush that fails often.... no need to slap the right hand side of the screen (other then to degauss the old CRT's) but.. the typing skills of old have caused me to go through keyboards as fast as a a fast food operator pumps out fries at a drive through.....

...

ahh the memories....

When everyone else is on vacation, it's time to whip out the tiny screwdrivers

newspuppy

Love your satire... but.. just like instagrammed picts that show perfection in all its unachievable glory... there are some great guides for dissassembli9ng and then reassembling kit... https://www.ifixit.com/

Of course they make it look easy.. like the diet plans showing how someone can loose 100lbs in a week and look like a hot model afterward....

It is a nice illusion one can hope to aspire to ...

Got a cheap Cisco router in your home office? If it's one of these, there's an exposed RCE hole you need to plug

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CRIMINAL

CISCO claims this device is no longer sold in the US.

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/routers/rv325-dual-gigabit-wan-vpn-router/index.html

BUT on amazon.co.uk from the official CISCO store.. they are selling.... probably with old firmware.. :(

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cisco-RV325-16-Port-Router/dp/B00I4IUUQY/r

Not prosecutable.. but .. (in my opinion) CRIMINAL!

84-year-old fined €250,000 for keeping Nazi war machines – including tank – in basement

newspuppy

Re: WTF?

Hmm...

when you hit your midlife crisis (40's) ... you invest in a Jaguar....

then.. your second midlife crisis.. (next 40 years.. so 80's)... you drive around in a Panther....

what is next? A Tiger? @ 120?

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

newspuppy

Re: Covid Consumerism

if you feel the need to replace everything.. go for it... just as long as it is not Mrs. Dabs.......

that part gets tricky... and can get unpleasant...

No recycle bin shall take her, and Mrs. Dabs shall not sit passively on the floor whilst you do a comparison with her replacement...

The M in M1 is for moans: How do you turn a new MacBook Pro into a desktop workhorse?

newspuppy

Re: A Mixed Bag for me

Parrallels does work for ARM virtualisation....

SpaceX's Starlink satellite broadband constellation to achieve full global coverage by September, boss claims

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a token amount to be paid for the speed, connectivity and freedom to work from anywhere one pleases.......

newspuppy

Re: Full Coverage

Starlink has tested inter sat communications with lasers:

quote from Sept 2020:( https://www.spaceflightinsider.com/missions/starlink/inter-satellite-laser-communications-improving-starlink-performance-as-spacex-expands-constellation/ )

note the word enable after tests.. My understanding is that all sats recently launched have this inter communication capability.

<QUOTE>

During the live broadcast of September’s Starlink 11, SpaceX Senior Program Reliability Engineer Kate Tice confirmed that there had been tests conducted using two satellites which featured ‘space lasers’. “Recently as the Starlink team completed a test of two satellites …that are equipped with our inter-satellite links which we call called space lasers,” she said, “With these space lasers, the Starlink satellites were able to transfer hundreds of gigabytes of data.”

Continued testing and optimization of the inter-satellite communications through the “Space-Laser” feature will be an important component and benchmark to follow as SpaceX’s Starlink network data improves overall transfer rates, allowing latency rates to decrease and out-perform competing communications options. The company plans to mass-enable these inter-satellite links: “Once these space lasers are fully deployed, Starlink will be one of the fastest options to transmit data all over the world,” Tice stated

<END QUOTE>

My desire is to get one of these on a sailboat... and WFH..

Nasdaq's 32-bit code can't handle Berkshire Hathaway's monster share price

newspuppy

Re: HMRC - Data Structures...

This is all too large a problem these days with the Clever Untested New Technology masters..

Schools skip over the basics and throw on the frameworks and languages.. and the new tech masters have no idea what goes on behind the interpreter/compiler curtain.

From data structures, compilers, interpreters,, to algorithms, to how the high level code actually maps to a real machine.... nothing is known... and they get themselves into trouble... as the answers to problems they must deal with in real life are not found in the back of the book or in last year's classwork.

Unfortunately, most of the 'teachers' are themselves incompetent, and are teaching as they are unable to get a job themselves..... Of course this generalisation is not accurate, as there are some great teachers....

FCC gives SpaceX the go-ahead to drop Starlink satellite orbits by 500 kilometres or so

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Re: Arrogant?

<QUOTE>

Azerbaijan's telecom regulator could refuse permission and threaten Starlink's ability to sell services in their country - and Starlink will ignore them.

<END QUOTE>

Actually this is a common problem.. Individual countries can (and do) pass laws restricting the use of certain frequencies/technologies...

Much like it was illegal during WWII to listen to the BBC in Axis occupied Europe... We have certain countries restricting the use of unmonitored communication. Some on the list are surprising... some are the usual suspects. Of course.. We also have the US restricting technology to certain countries due to economic embargoes. The following are restricted or illegal by the host countries themselves (although a US embargo applies to the sale of services to nationals of some of these countries... it in theory does not apply to the use of the technology by eligible parties in said host country. )

We have countries like:

Bangladesh, North Korea, India, Myanmar, Cuba, Iran, Poland, Hungary, China, Russia (needed permission).

The list is changing, and there are 'radio direction finders' that may be used to track down any illegal broadcasting, if such a country does desire to search out miscreants....

Don't cross the team tasked with policing the surfing habits of California's teens

newspuppy

Unions... double edged sword.

Unions were very much needed. To ensure that ‘those in charge’ would not take advantage of the workers..

Unions helped bring freedom to Eastern Europe with Poland’s Solidarity…

yet.. there is a time and place for everything.. and it is tragic how Unions can stop/retard progress..

Today we are talking about self-driving Lorries ( https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56332388 ) and ‘autopilot’ on consumer cars…..

Whilst the low hanging fruit in transport automation is left dangling.. as it would impinge on union labour.

Why do we not have an automated underground in London? The vehicles are on rails, and automation would solve the issues of human error ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moorgate_tube_crash ) as well as reduce costs.

The same question can be begged for all the railways..

Automation would ensure that operator error would not kill people ( https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-train-crash-idUSN0152835520081002 ) and reduce costs.

Yet no one is even attempting to automate, as the unions are too strong.

This is NOT what unions were supposed to do, and that is the crime that few are willing to speak of, or do something about.

Bank of England ponders minting 'Britcoin' to sit alongside the Pound

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Re: Four new bodies

Which image of the Queen's Head?

Do you not understand how this whole crypto currency works?

For a successful Britcoin we need to determine which Queen's Corgi shall be represented on our Britcoin. That is the critical part.

The icon is what I need lots of to understand this.....

Australian ponders requiring multiple IDs to sign up for social media, plus more crypto-busting backdoors

newspuppy

Re: Redondant

No need for inside man.. just use SMS redirection that is aimed at businesses....

Try this article for an example.. https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3g8wb/hacker-got-my-texts-16-dollars-sakari-netnumber

This is a direct quote from article:

<QUOTE>

I didn't expect it to be that quick. While I was on a Google Hangouts call with a colleague, the hacker sent me screenshots of my Bumble and Postmates accounts, which he had broken into. Then he showed he had received texts that were meant for me that he had intercepted. Later he took over my WhatsApp account, too, and texted a friend pretending to be me.

Looking down at my phone, there was no sign it had been hacked. I still had reception; the phone said I was still connected to the T-Mobile network. Nothing was unusual there. But the hacker had swiftly, stealthily, and largely effortlessly redirected my text messages to themselves. And all for just $16.

I hadn't been SIM swapped, ...

<END QUOTE>

newspuppy

Re: Redondant

2FA should stand for twice F****ed in the A***...

trivial to overcome....

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/15/22332315/sms-redirect-flaw-exploit-text-message-hijacking-hacking

https://www.smsglobal.com/blog/hack-2fa-security/

......

newspuppy

Re: Australia

<QUOTE>

The same argument HAS to be used whenever anyone suggests hackable crypto. If the UK/US cops can get in, why shouldn't the Chinese/Russian/Myanmar/etc police and government be allowed to use the same back doors?

<END QUOTE>

If it only stopped at the "Chinese/Russian/Myanmar/etc police". But the financial criminals (as opposed to government criminals)...

OVH writes off another data centre – SBG1 – and reveals new smoking battery incident

newspuppy

What my first Electrical Engineering Prof taught us.....

I shall never forget... and have found his advice to be absolutely usefull in every domain...

He called them the 7 sacred P's.

Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.

Asahi's plan for Linux on Apple's new silicon shows Cupertino has gone back to basics with iOS booting

newspuppy

Re: Serious questions

Parrallels works on M1.. running ARM ubuntu 20LTS on 16 G 1TB macbook Pro M1. I am very impressed...

Big data: Study suggests even a moderate gambling habit is linked to increased mortality and other bad stuff

newspuppy

Re: "the study is silent on these factors"

Of course there are not multi-millionaire prostitutes giving money to politicians...

we have instead the hybrid politicians prostituting themselves for millions.

BOFH: You might want to sit down for this. Oh, right, you can't. Listen carefully: THIS IS NOT AN IT PROBLEM!

newspuppy

Re: Office Chairs!

Why wait till next year? If you want to have a seating unit that has a computer in it that can be used for an office... you can get the ones with integrated speakers, subwoofer, as well as a massage system.

That would be the office chair my friendly 'GP' would insist is needed for my mental and physical health during lockdown.....

examples follow: https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/174096049770 (only £999.99 + £900 shipping....)

here are far more econmical alternatives.. but still use power.. and must have some form of microcontroller... https://www.amazon.co.uk/office-massage-chair/s?k=office+massage+chair

Apple now Arm'd to the teeth: MacBook Air and Pro, Mac mini to be powered by custom M1 chips rather than Intel

newspuppy

Re: Confusing much?

simples...

it is binary.. 11 = 3.. This is the 3'rd time they changed.

originally 68K

changed to PowerPC (first change)

changed to x86 (second change)

changed to ARM (third change), hence MacOS 11

;)

Apple cracks down on iOS terminal apps because they can download code

newspuppy

Re: Who owns the frigging machines ?

I was about to make the same comment.. https://bellard.org/jslinux/ is an incredible achievement.

Also, by definition of what apple is saying in clause 2.5.2 in its App Store Review Guidelines, which states::

<QUOTE>

"Apps should be self-contained in their bundles, and may not read or write data outside the designated container area, nor may they download, install, or execute code which introduces or changes features or functionality of the app, including other apps."

<END QUOTE>

every single javascript browser should be removed.

The idea is noble and good: ensure a safe place for normal punters.

As any good intention, it is just a path to hell, as one cannot legislate goodness. Too many loopholes.

Boeing Starliner commander Christopher Ferguson bows out of first crewed mission due to family commitments

newspuppy

Actually I think a modification of an old Boeing motto.. Perfect for today's lack of testing:

"If its a Boeing... I'm not going"

Stock market blizzard: Snowflake set for £33bn IPO as valuation bubble keeps on expanding

newspuppy

small error on previous valuation

The story has an error:

"Just 18 months ago the San Mateo-based company was worth $1.5bn, according to an investment round." is off by a factor of almost 10.

from ( https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkonrad/2020/02/07/snowflake-raising-at-12-billion-valuation/#2112a84f486a ) dated Feb 7, 2020,06:52pm EST the headline and story state:

Snowflake Set To Be Worth $12.4 Billion After New Funding, Making It One Of Tech’s Most Valuable Startups.

Not claiming any right/wrong... just the facts...

The power of Bill compels you: A server room possessed by a Microsoft-hating, Linux-loving Demon

newspuppy

Re: Not met a demon

I do not think our board (pcb, artwork, assembly and test) cost more then $10.00...

But it sure was nice and heavy and impressive enough to sell for £1500.00

As mentioned... or client was a VERY BIG PLAYER in the finance space.. and no wire wrapped solution was going to work for all their server boxes..... and... after spending so much / board... they KNEW it was worth it.....

We were taught in the old days that IBM = Incredibly Better Marketing, and unfortunately, the packaging matters, sometime so much more then the product that a consultant with an odd haircut, rare bathing habits, (but a genius able to do the work of a great team of 10), was looked down on, compared to the imbecile who's technical knowledge consisted of terms that s/he haphazardly put together... yet was easy on the eyes and fun to be around....

:(

newspuppy

Re: Not met a demon

We had a major financial client that actually had someone resetting their windows server boxes, to ensure that they did not just 'hang' at inopportune moments...

Our hardware guys had a board made that would have a one shot timer that would pull the reset line after a certain amount of time. The timer was only enabled after boot up (and our own little demon/service would run). Our service would reset the timer, and our service was called at a magnitude less of the 'certain amount of time' .

If the system was running properly, and NOT hanging... no reset.. but.. if hanging.. then ... reset.....

We sold a small fortune's worth of these boards to our client....

Every situation is either a disaster... or an incredible opportunity for improvement..... :)

Space station update: Mystery tiny but growing air leak sparks search for hole

newspuppy

Re: Call a plumber

Please... be reasonable..... :)

The call out fee is not going to be 100 Million... as a seat on SpaceX is 55 Million (round trip) and ... with 4 days of travel even at overtime rates the fee for the plumber would be 96 hours * $200.. so let us round that to $20,000 + parts... so let us say .. under 56 Million USD...

from: https://www.space.com/spacex-boeing-commercial-crew-seat-prices.html

titled: Here's How Much NASA Is Paying Per Seat on SpaceX's Crew Dragon & Boeing's Starliner

By Mike Wall November 16, 2019

<QUOTE>

NASA will likely pay about $90 million for each astronaut who flies aboard Boeing's CST-100 Starliner capsule on International Space Station (ISS) missions, the report estimated. The per-seat cost for SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule, meanwhile, will be around $55 million, according to the OIG's calculations.

To put those costs into perspective: NASA currently pays about $86 million for each seat aboard Russia's three-person Soyuz spacecraft, which has been astronauts' only ride to and from the ISS since NASA's space shuttle fleet was grounded in July 2011.

<END QUOTE>

Docker shocker: Cash-strapped container crew threatens to delete 4.5 petabytes of unloved images

newspuppy

Re: 4.5PB? Is that all?

If it was pirate stuff... then... Hopefully it would be accessed.. and thus not an issue...

To me the interesting part of the story is that Docker analyzed the data......

I do not use Docker..so do not know of the TOS.. but.. this means they can snoop on my image? Not what I want in a provider...

Amazon declined to sell a book so Elon Musk called for it to be broken up

newspuppy

Re: We should break up the Register...

Are you CRAZY?

and infringe on the iCompanies trademark? and shut it all down?

as if theregister has no issues with the iThingy company......

obviously your keyboard works and the "i" key is not disabled..... I am using a legitimate hardware device from the iCompany.. thus i am entitled to use the "i" key... I paid for it... ;)

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

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Criminals/Terrorists do not make it a habit of being honest with the authorities... so.. what shall happen if I forget my handle on the register... (or another site I may have used in the past that I do not use anymore....) Am I now a criminal as I effectively lied about what handles I used? According to past prosecutions by the USA omitting information is lying and a prosecutable offense. They used the inaccurate information on a visa application to revoke citizenship of ex-Nazi concentration camp officers. Of course, the ex-Nazi Rocket scientists were given citizenship and ... kept about....

And is a terrorist going to care about lies?

Sad that politicians think they can legislate goodness/peace.

newspuppy

Re: Question (not a Merkin)

just to clarify one minor detail. Yes. Americans are subject to the rules of the country they are in. Yet.. There are laws that apply to Americans OUTSIDE the US. Of these there are several, one of which is the PROTECT ACT.

So.. for example... even though it is legal in the UK to have sex with someone from 16 (as long as a position of trust is not involved)... it is ILLEGAL for US citizen or resident to do so. And subject to prosecution in the United States.

from: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/emergencies/arrest-detention/crimes-against-minors.html

<QUOTE>

Crimes Against Minors Abroad

U.S. citizens are subject to the laws of foreign countries. Furthermore, some laws are prosecutable in the United States regardless of local law.

Under the Prosecutorial Remedies and Other Tools to End the Exploitation of Children Today Act of 2003 (PROTECT Act), it is a crime, prosecutable in the United States, for a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident to engage in illicit sexual conduct in a foreign country with a person under the age of 18, whether or not the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident intended to engage in such illicit sexual conduct prior to going abroad.

Under the Protection of Children from Sexual Predators Act of 1998, it is a crime to use the mail or any facility or means of interstate or foreign commerce to transmit information about a minor under the age of 16 with the intent to entice, encourage, offer, or solicit any person to engage in any criminal sexual activity, among other things, the production of child pornography.

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Other laws of course are for foreign nationals (physical as well as corporate) that 'violate' USA embargo's against Cuba... Iran... etc...

The United States is a complex country....

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