* Posts by Julz

827 posts • joined 23 Oct 2009


China's single aisle passenger jet – the C919 – likely to be certified next week


Re: Should we be making lots of airplanes ?

Our warming planet is sorting that out...

UK government refuses public review before launch of NHS data platform


Re: You see? Typical foreigner taking our jobs.

In the UK you do not need to be a UK citizen to be voted into parliament. It just might be hard to gae anyone to vote for you.



I recall it was the population as a whole which voted fro Brexit.

Amazon has repackaged surveillance capitalism as reality TV


Re: Got an Echo

So how many spy devices are too many?


Re: All the others are noobs

Absolutely that, but I can't tell you otherwise...

Oh, don't rule out our very own data hoarders, GCHQ; hording data that would be too embarrassing for our country cousins to be found with.

Python tops programming love list – but if you want a job, learn SQL


Re: Python--

Have a million upvotes!

Amazon sues 10,000 Facebook Group admins for offering fake reviews


Re: Amazon's sorting algorithm


Copper shortage keeps green energy, tech ventures grounded



Hydrogen would be a pretty good conductor just need to...

China rallies support for Kylin Linux in war on Windows


Re: ChAOSIC thinking?

Well it's a start I guess but given the amount of code that is either statically, dynamically or optimized in or out off you code during it's lifetime I'm not sure examining source code gets you very far.

Version 251 of systemd coming soon to a Linux distro near you


Re: Just as the internet 'routes around damage' ...

If you look around at the various abortions that have been in common use for quiet a while, I think you might come to a different conclusion.

OpenAI's DALL·E 2 generates AI images that are sometimes biased or NSFW


Re: The real world as it is, or as you'd like it?

Was about the make the same comment.

In my world, flight attendants are normally female, well look that way anyway. Builders constructing the hundreds of boxlike houses on the fields around the village, are, to my eyes, all men. So, what exactly is the problem with the software reflecting the world as it appears to be?

Only Microsoft can give open source the gift of NTFS. Only Microsoft needs to



By open source, die by open source. Useful/vital free open source software being maintained by a single or very small group of persons out of the goodness of their hearts is the norm. It has always be thus.

MIT's thin plastic speakers fall flat. And that's by design


Just what I was about to say. So what here is new other than it's done in the USA?

Apple dev logs suggest 'nine new M2-powered Macs'



No iMac :(

IBM not cooperating with discovery, say attorneys in age-discrimination case


Re: Indecent Business Model

Well, maybe plan for being made redundant and get the cash on offer. Was my mo when I worked for such shit holes.

Wozniak startup to share orbital space junk data


Re: Geosynchronous?

All orbits are elliptical unless your passing through.

The wild world of non-C operating systems


Re: Modula 2

Hum, Modula 2 was Pascal done proper. Real I/O and the ability to pass functions (and other stuff) as arguments, plus a whole load of cleaning up of the syntax. One of my favorite languages. What do we (almost) all use now, Oh, yes, pathetic Java script and PHP; the twins from hell. Now there's progress...

IBM cannot kill this age-discrimination lawsuit linked to CEO



to see here, move on. This has been the modus operandi for most US corporations for decades. Just go over there and join what you though it was shuffling to retirement queue but is actually the much faster moving, cost and corporate competence reduction queue.

US winds up national security team dedicated to Chinese espionage


Re: China takes resources

If I was Xi the price would include Taiwan and the South China Sea.

EU proposes law forcing manufacturers to share data


Re: it's 2022

Inside the USA judicial areas, US laws can be applied. Outside of USA judicial areas, they can not. This seems to be something that various governments of the USA have had difficulty in understanding or at least pretend that they do.

Intel energizes decades-old real-time Linux kernel project


Re: So, two people in their spare time

"Sometimes it feels like the Internet only works because of a dozen people . . ."

It is as always has been.

European Union takes China to WTO over smartphone patents


Re: Tit for tat.

Ever though of being a politician?

Airtag clones can sidestep Apple anti-stalker tech


Re: Its the story of the Internet

So perhaps we need to redesign the basic protocols. The internet need not be just one protocol and in fact isn't.

US imposes sanctions as Russia invades Ukraine


Re: Freezing Russian assets is the way to stop Putin

A pile of money is only as good as what you can spend it on.

US carriers want to junk three times more Chinese comms kit than planned



Have this image of flattop ships sailing the seas with ratings throwing routers off the deck. Cheaper than dropping F35s I guess.

This is going well: Meta adds anti-grope buffer zone around metaverse VR avatars


Re: My first though...

I was going to say something similar. How about just rushing around bumping into every body else's exclusion zones.

Shut off 3G by 2033? How about 2023, asks Vodafone UK


Re: Not only phones

I think you only 'need' a smart meter for a vehicle charging point if you want to sign in to get particular electricity tariffs. I don't think it is mandated.

LG promises to make home appliance software upgradeable to take on new tasks



It so they can add in a genuine people personality?

APNIC: Big Tech's use of carrier-grade NAT is holding back internet innovation


Re: Not cool

Well one of the interesting ways the interconnected world could develop is by applications politely asking for access. We just have to define politely. IP isn't the connected world it's just what we have now. There were other protocols, there can be others in the future. The fact that we have lots of things things wired'ish together is an opportunity for growth.


Re: Thanks, but no thanks

What makes you think carrier NATing protects you form tracking?



Think the address space argument is not really the main point here. My reading of Geoff Huston's main points are that the architecture of the protocols available currently (v4, v6, UDP, TCP, IP, DNS etc etc.) are limiting the networks to client initiated (mostly), client server interaction when there could be other richer modes. And that the current situation is being kept that way by numerous vested interests. Given it's something I've be arguing (to anyone who would listen) for a while, I tend to agree with him :) However, I do think that there are other ways we could use our wonderfully connected world that would be of benefit to us all. In the same way that the internet isn't just the world wide web, the connected world doesn't have to just be the internet.

I own that $4.5bn of digi-dosh so rewrite your blockchain and give it to me, Craig Wright tells Bitcoin SV devs


Re: In summary then ...

Yep me to.

The robots are coming! 12 million jobs lost to automation in Europe by 2040 – analyst



Need something to make all the stuff the increasing number of oldies need.

Zuck didn't invent the metaverse, but he's started a fight to control it


Hum, The meta Fletcher memorial home for incurable tyrants and kings.

FYI: If the latest Windows 11 really wants to use Edge, it will use Edge no matter what


Re: Why?


Remember when you thought fax machines were dead-matter teleporters? Ah, just me, then


Re: A3? That's not big.

Hum, it's long covid not chronic or eternal covid.

UK science suffers as lawmakers continue to dither over Brexit negotiations


Re: Negotiating...

OK, but they can be suspended and all the EU grants withheld.


Re: Self flagellation

Ah the old your spelling is not what is the norm therefore what you are saying is wrong argument. Haven't heard that one for a while.



That's exactly what British courts do. Not necessarily for the institutions that you mentioned but for many other agreements between governments and companies around the world. Justice handled by an independent and trusted third party is a very common part of agreements and contracts and Brittish courts are frequently the first choice for arbitering disagreements.


Re: Negotiating...

Yes it was, oh the irony. However, as I have mentioned before, and garnered a lot of down votes for my efforts, the EU commission will take every opportunity to to be an awkward and spiteful neighbor as any country leaving the EU is a direct threat to their power and they have to show that it not a thing you would want to consider.

I look on with interest to the events in Poland. I suspect that the Polish government has calculated that they can get away with riding rough shod over the founding principles and laws of the EU at this juncture as the commission will not want to do what they should and kick them out of the club. Mainly for the reasons I mentioned above. The fine is just window dressing.

Looking in my crystal ball, it seems that it might be a very interesting time for the EU over the next few years. Interesting in a not so comfortable way.

Product release cycles are killing the environment, techies tell British Computer Society


Re: @TWB - Business first

Yay, what happened to all the Nuclear Winter Sooth Sayers. They seem to have gone a bit quiet recently despite nothing much changing of the worlds nuclear weapons posture. Remember the next ice age is coming warnings in the early nineteen seventies but I guess the global warming threat has solved' that one. Also the various biological and chemical world disasters of which covid-19 is just a pale shadow, they used to be a big thing. Just can't have enough life threatening world disasters to worry about. Almost as if there might be some advantage to be gained from scaring the shit out of the great unwashed public.

Perhaps I should just duck and cover.

Jeff Bezos wants to build a business park in space


Re: Waters?

Don't recall a song about waters by Genesis.

LAN traffic can be wirelessly sniffed from cables with $30 setup, says researcher


Re: New? Bwahaha!

Having worked in a secret squirrel site, in what feels like a different lifetime ago, our TEMPEST teams were most concerned about the terminating connector as that was were most of the leakage came from. They were only really bothered about individual terminals as that where the most coherent data might be leaking into the world and not the data centres. They considered it nigh on impossible to get any meaningful data over the air from there as there was so much chatter from all of the various pieces of equipment. That and the fact that they were in Faraday shielded bunkers.


Re: I thought LAN cables were shielded

The evil Maid might as well just plug in a 'special' cable.

Judge in UK rules Amazon Ring doorbell audio recordings breach data protection laws


Re: Surely they have to go shopping?

Similar laws apply in the UK. Private citizens are only allowed to surveil their own property and shouldn't observe public or other peoples property.

Reason 3,995 to hold off on that Windows 11 upgrade: Iffy performance on AMD silicon


Re: Good to see

MS used to had an entire department of many tens of people who did nothing but test on differing platforms. But that was back in the nineties, things are better now.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee and the BBC stage a very British coup to rescue our data from Facebook and friends


Re: Human persychology fail

Hey, where can I get my loyalty car...

What if Chrome broke features of the web and Google forgot to tell anyone? Oh wait, that's exactly what happened



W3C actually became grew some balls and became a real standards body and issued certificates of conformance, then these sorts of behaviors from browser manufactures would be more apparent.



Sounds very like you are suggesting that the first two steps of, embrace, extend and extinguish, are a good thing but are forgetting about the last stage.

Which? survey finds people would actually pay the online giants not to take their data


Re: Why should I need to pay ?

I was about to say something similar. What this survey is showing is that people are willing to pay a thief to not rob them.



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