* Posts by TomG

181 posts • joined 8 Jan 2010

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US school districts blame Amazon for nationwide bus driver shortage

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Re: Uhh...

I think he/she meant 35F.

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Re: similar

Biden could put that in his infrastructure bill.

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Public schools are government run, not private enterprise. Capitalism is not applicable to government.

Twitter sues Texas AG to halt 'retaliatory' demand for internal content-moderation rulebook in wake of Trump ban

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Since you apparently have inside information, will you be a witness for Amazon?

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Lived in Texas almost all my life, never heard anyone say that Texas has the right to secede. BTW, given the economic power of Texas, it would be Mexico joining Texas. With the caravans of South Americans entering Texas, this may soon happen.

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Doesn't acceptance of the TOS imply a contract?

So it appears some of you really don't want us to use the word 'hacker' when we really mean 'criminal'

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Re: ...-boffin

interesting proposition, but NO.

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Re: Hacking is honourable and the Print Media

nowhere.

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Re: Hacking is honourable

crackers for the criminal types will get my vote.

Texas blacks out, freezes, and even stops sending juice to semiconductor plants. During a global silicon shortage

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The part of Texas where I live has snowplows.

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Texas does have interconnects. It is just that the grids to which Texas is connected are having their problems also.

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Re: That's a right wing lie

You do realize that without customers there is no profit. What is needed is more competition which requires different kinds of regulations, regulations that stimulate innovation and investment.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to step down this summer, AWS boss Andy Jassy to step up

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This brings up the question. What is his parent's net worth?

Cats: Not a fan favourite when the critters are draped around an office packed with tech

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Re: Not Just IT...

If that was my cat it would soon be my former cat. It is amazing how much cats like open doors.

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Re: Heat detector

That is bad, but funny.

Heck yeah, we should have access to our own cars' repair data: Voters in US state approve a landmark right-to-repair ballot measure

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WTF?

Re: Cars collect some interesting data...

I suppose the software also coordinates the ignition system so the spark that ignites the fuel at the appropriate time. I kid you. Is fascinating how your mind works.

Brit accused of spying on 772 people via webcam CCTV software tells court he'd end his life if extradited to US

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Re: Team America: World Police

realistically speaking, every thing is a "political context" regarding relations between nations.

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Re: Team America: World Police

The person accused should face his accusers wherever they may be located. If I follow your reasoning, if he never committed a crime against a citizen in the UK he would never be punished, even he committed crimes involving citizens in other countries.

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Re: Team America: World Police

It is always the victim. Without a victim there can be no crime.

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Re: Team America: World Police

As far as I can tell everyone is subject ( to some extent) to every nations laws depending on the victim location and the method of executing the crime. Extradition is another story. Voting for the President is also another story in that you have to be a citizen of the US. If you are a citizen of the US you can be living in Russia (for example) and vote for the US President. Humor alert (some people don't have to be alive to vote for a Democrat.)

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Re: Team America: World Police

Do you think the UK is powerless to refuse the extradition? BTW, per your example. the US would extradite the US citizen, after he had served his sentence.

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Re: Team America: World Police

Was the crime committed when he placed the software on a remote computer ( in the US) or when he viewed the pictures on his computer (in the UK)?

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Re: Team America: World Police

Not a good example since in this case Diplomatic Immunity applies.

He was a skater boy. We said, 'see you later, boy' – and the VAX machine mysteriously began to work as intended

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Re: Static

I started with a Sinclair progressed to the TI-99/4A. I still have the TI.

Safety driver at the wheel of self-driving Uber car that killed a pedestrian is charged with negligent homicide

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Re: Autonomous cars not so good for a Taxi company?

the entity responsible for the operation of the car. Hint; (Uber)

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Re: You had one job...

What is your beef with burger flippers?

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Re: highly qualified

are you speaking as an experienced Uber driver?

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Part of the test could be to see if an "ordinary" person could manage the task.

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Re: However

In a moving car, going down the road, you are not looking at a blank screen.

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Re: However

airplanes can descend rather quickly. BTW, there may be other airplanes flying around, even at 30,000 feet.

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Re: However

Why could the person acting as the safety driver not know all of the conditions necessary to drive safely? Does the job description "Safety Driver" not have meaning? The situation is the person is the driver and the computer is the assistant, similar to power steering or power brakes. Unfortunately, the pedestrian failed to be aware of her surroundings.

0ops. 1,OOO-plus parking fine refunds ordered after drivers typed 'O' instead of '0'

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Re: good grief

What would you do if the licensing area (state) had 100,000 cars, or 1,000,000 cars? Would you have license plates that wrap around the car?

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Re: good grief

Not that way in the great state of Texas. The number/letter portion of the plate must be unique, no duplications allowed. Also, the letter/number combination must not be offensive. "you suck 1" would not be allowed.

Three middle-aged Dutch hackers slipped into Donald Trump's Twitter account days before 2016 US election

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Re: Enter the hash into a search engine ...

Most likely pointing at their foot.

As Amazon pulls union-buster job ads, workers describe a 'Mad Max' atmosphere – unsafe, bullying, abusive

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Re: There's a simple solution

The only way around this is to become a boss.

Dell: 60% of our people won't be going back into an office regularly after COVID-19

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Re: I would hate to own commercial real estate

sounds like a Hillary supporter to me.

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Re: I would hate to own commercial real estate

correct

The truth is, honest people need willpower to cheat, while cheaters need it to be honest

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Re: I don't think they were measuring "honesty"

Actually, the "free to air TV" movies are not free. On a commercial broadcast it is paid for by the advertisers. On non-commercial broadcasts it is paid for by the providing entity.

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Re: Theft is taking with the intention of depriving the owner of the thing stolen

The musician composes songs to sell to the public for compensation. This is the musicians income. By copying without paying you are depriving the musician of income thereby causing the musician harm.

Holy smokes! Ex-IT admin gets two years prison for trashing Army chaplains' servers

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Re: Where is god when you need him?

God can do that also.

Texas jury: Apple on the hook for half a billion dollars after infringing 4G LTE patents

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Re: Patent registration fees

The registration cost would easily be recovered by increasing the franchise fees.

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Re: It is about time

Do you think Apple has half a billion dollars lying around NOT drawing interest?

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Re: It is about time

Do you really think that Apple has a half billion dollars lying around NOT drawing high interest?

Don't strain yourself, Zuck, only democracy at stake... Facebook makes half-hearted effort to flag election lies by President Trump

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Re: Why no Internet voting?

I am amazed that you was able to access The Register much less post a comment. You seemed to have NO knowledge of Hackers, Virus programs or even a rudimentary knowledge of the internet. On the list of insecure methods of voting, internet voting must surely be number one.

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Re: why aren't postal votes considered a fraud risk in the US?

A very informative ( and correct) posting. The more ballots that are mailed the more fraud that will occur. Generally speaking, if anyone wants a mail-in ballot all they have to do is request one with the reason that they are physically unable to vote in person, or that they will be out of town (not able to go to the appropriate polling place) on election day. By requiring the potential voter to request a mail-in ballot this allows the Election office to verify the requesters valid registration.

Pokémon Go players fined for breaking down-under COVID-19 lockdown rules

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Re: Math + logic does not equal the hysteria

Fact: We are all going to die eventually.

conclusion: Lets put it off as long as possible.

PC printer problems and enraged execs: When the answer to 'Hand over that floppy disk' is 'No'

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Re: "The IT manager turned up clutching a clipboard"

Finally someone that recognizes the visual power of a clipboard. In the government job I previously held if any supervisory personnel came around emptyhanded you knew immediately he/she did not know what they were doing or what they were supposed to do. In a pinch a handful of papers would work.

The girl with the dragnet tattoo: How a TV news clip, Insta snaps, a glimpse of a tat and a T-shirt sold on Etsy led FBI to alleged cop car arsonist

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Re: Police cars rest easier

Do you know that they don't use this on scammers or corporate criminals? Perhaps this was a practice exercise to determine how well it works in order to use it later on scammers and corporate criminals.

Nine million logs of Brits' road journeys spill onto the internet from password-less number-plate camera dashboard

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Re: Massive invasion of privacy

Do you know what they use the information for? Does everyone that you may interact with also not care? This seems to be a gross invasion of privacy.

Remember that clinical trial, promoted by President Trump, of a possible COVID-19 cure? So, so, so many questions...

TomG

Never take medical advice from non-medical personnel. Especially politicians such as the President of the United State of the Prime Minister of Australia.

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