* Posts by TomG

133 posts • joined 8 Jan 2010

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

TomG

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.

TomG

I find it interesting that you think Trump has that much power in Australia. Sorry to hear about your partner. Hopefully the situation will ease up a little and she can get the medication soon.

Not exactly the kind of housekeeping you want when it means the hotel's server uptime is scrubbed clean

TomG

Re: It's the same everywhere

The first time this happens it is the delivery persons fault. After that it is your fault. You should learn to look before you back.

Hate speech row: Fine or jail anyone who calls people boffins, geeks or eggheads, psychology nerd demands

TomG

Re: Humble brag

I think you are misunderstanding people when they call you pencil prick (or maybe you do understand).

Halfords invents radio signals that don't travel at the speed of light

TomG

Can't anyone find a way to blame Microsoft?

Video-editing upstart bares users' raunchy flicks to world+dog via leaky AWS bucket

TomG

Re: If something is free...

Don't mess with Texas.

Not just adhesive, but alcohol-resistant adhesive: Well done, Apple. Airpods Pro repairability is a zero

TomG

Re: That vendor's track record for reparability is miserable

Finally, a negative comment about Microsoft. I find it hard to believe that I had to read this many comments before someone bashed MS. I had two iPhones, both bad. Will never buy anything Apple.

MacOS wakes to a bright Catalina sunrise – and broken Adobe apps

TomG

Come on people, you can do better than this. I had to read 7 comments before I read one that mentioned Windows, and it was favorable to Windows. BTW, I did not see any favorable comments on Linux. People, get with the program.

My MacBook Woe: I got up close and personal with city's snatch'n'dash crooks (aka some bastard stole my laptop)

TomG

I see two big mistakes that you made. The first mistake; buying an Apple product and second; working in a coffee shop.

Amazon: Carbon emissions from our Australian bit barns aren't for public viewing

TomG

Re: Not really sure...

Yes, he is a leftie. They don't want to pay taxes. They just want you to pay taxes.

That this AI can simulate universes in 30ms is not the scary part. It's that its creators don't know why it works so well

TomG

Re: FFS A.I is not intelligent

Downvoted you, not for what you said but, for the inept way you said it.

Nope, we're stuffed, shrieks Apple channel as iPhone shipments enter a double-digit spiral

TomG

Re: What do these overpriced watches do that my £100 "ordinary" watch can't?

I don't wear a watch either. I discovered years that my smartphone always has the time.

TomG

Re: "(alongside Tag, Omega, etc)."

The overpriced watches (this applies to Apple also) lets your friends and other people know that you have enough money, or little enough sense, to pay for a status symbol.

How do you like dem Windows, Apple? July opening for Microsoft's first store in Blighty

TomG

Re: Empty Stores

The Apple store in our local mall rarely has more than 3 or 4 people eagerly thronging. Generally, the employees outnumber the customers.

Bug-hunter reveals another 'make me admin' Windows 10 zero-day – and vows: 'There's more where that came from'

TomG

"People act according to THEIR OWN SELF INTEREST" slight correction; people act according to their perceived best interest.

'Software delivered to Boeing' now blamed for 737 Max warning fiasco

TomG

Re: ....and what about the FAA...

Finally, someone is blaming Trump. I thought we would never get to the real cause (NOT).

The Year Of Linux On The Desktop – at last! Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 brings the Linux kernel into Windows

TomG

Re: Hmm..

Same with my wife's computer, it does what she wants it to do. I do all of the updating.

A real head-scratcher: Tech support called in because emails 'aren't showing timestamps'

TomG

Interesting reply until I got to the part that said "explaining that his mailbox was backed up daily and there was no risk of losing data" . Then I lost confidence in your narrative. After working with computers for in excess of 35 years I am well aware of the possibility of losing data.

Sinister secret backdoor found in networking gear perfect for government espionage: The Chinese are – oh no, wait, it's Cisco again

TomG

Re: Keys

Nice to see you admit the USA is best at something.

TomG

Re: Keys

Disagree with your statement about our constitution. It seems to work rather well, as long as Democrats don't mess with it.

Two Arkansas dipsticks nicked after allegedly taking turns to shoot each other while wearing bulletproof vests

TomG

Re: They don't raise em' bright...

you should change the word "South" to "everywhere".

TomG

Different states have different laws regarding who can own firearms and the number and type of firearms that can be owned.

TomG

In some states, the right to own firearms is restored after the sentence is completed and a specified time has elapsed.

Make America buy phones again! Smartphone doom 'n' gloom crosses Atlantic to cast shadow stateside

TomG

Re: Mature Product

As a native born Texan, agree wholeheartedly with your last statement.....but only if the phone comes in red.

In hilariously petulant move, Apple shuts Texas stores and reopens them few miles down the road – for patent reasons

TomG

Re: Perhaps an empty gesture

I am rather sure the state does not make any money from Federal courts.

TomG

Re: Makes perfect sense to me

The people of East Texas have nothing to do with the presence of Federal courts. Their location is determined by the Federal government, based on population and distance. The closest it comes to being "the people of East Texas" is the 12 people in a jury trial. Similar to the court in California that caters to liberals.

Bad news for WannaCry slayer Marcus Hutchins: Judge rules being young, hungover, and in a strange land doesn't obviate evidence

TomG

Re: What was he thinking

No, unless the Judge says it does.

TomG

Re: Why in the name of god...

Finally, someone said something that could be blamed on the Democrats.

Amid polar vortex... Honeywell gets frosty reception after remote smart thermostat tech freezes up for a week

TomG

Re: Winter drawers on

yes

You think election meddling is bad now? Buckle up for 2020, US intel chief tells Congress

TomG

Re: I'm not quite sure why this is surprising...

In addition to the Military Industrial Complex, you can add the countries that don't want to provide for their own defense, instead, letting the USA provide it. Preferring to use their revenue (and aid from the USA) to pay for their social programs.

TomG

Anytime you see the word "democracy" used to describe the governmental system of the USA you should mentally replace that word with the word"republic". The President and Vice President ARE NOT elected by the people. They are elected by the Electors in the Electoral College. This is an effective constraint placed in the Constitution by the founding fathers. If this procedure were to be removed and the election of the President and Vice President were determined by direct voting, the five large states would rule the voting. The Electoral College gives the smaller states (in population) some influence.

Fake news? More like ache news. Grandma, grampa 'more likely' to share made-up articles during US election

TomG

Re: Don't believe ANY of it

And, you are going to tell me that you knew/know every DEC salesman personally.

TomG

Re: Don't believe ANY of it

Or, he could have been repeating what some VAX 11/782 salesman had told him.

TomG

Re: Where did they get these people?

Wisdom seems to be at its lowest, age adjusted for experience, about 35. It then rises until age 60, then levels off until about 75. About 75 most oldsters just don't care what the rest of the world thinks and will just say, or repeat, whatever will get the desired reaction. This is based on my personal experience and does not represent the results of any scientific study.

TomG

Re: Respect my authoritay

You should never hit your Grandma. Remember, she was instrumental in you being able to post here.

Microsoft vows to destroy Office, er, offices: Campus to be demolished and rebuilt

TomG

Re: I guess it must just be me...

You are not by yourself. Now using Windows 10 Pro successfully. If this is because I am lucky, why won't this luck transfer to my Lottery picks?

Your mates vape. Your boss quit smoking. You promised to quit in 2019. But how will Big Tobacco give it up?

TomG

Re: Look out

An upvote for reintroducing the world to Jean Martinet.

TomG

Re: Look out

"If teens start vaping instead of smoking ciggs,that's not retrograde." So, you are saying if someone beats you senseless rather than kill you, that's not retrograde? Perhaps a better word could have been used. Going from any type of non-addiction to addiction is not good.

Ticketmaster tells customer it's not at fault for site's Magecart malware pwnage

TomG

Re: Offsite scripts GAH!

Had to read it three times, adding punctuation, before it made sense. Punctuation has a purpose, use it.

Funnily enough, China fuming, senator cheering after Huawei CFO cuffed by Canadian cops at Uncle Sam's request

TomG

I am sure everyone, including commercial interest, must comply with the rules and regulations of the country in which they are operating.

Total Inability To Support User Phones: O2 fries, burning data for 32 million Brits

TomG

Re: Not just O2

That infinitesimal fraction may have resulted in deaths. The fact that the number is infinitesimal is small comfort to the deceased person loved ones. Yes, a functioning land line has its use.

Talk in Trump's tweets tells whether tale is true: Code can mostly spot Prez lies from wording

TomG

Re: Too much LOVE can kill you, they say. Who knows?

Downvoted You because You Made Too Much/Not Enough Sense. BTW, I Hope You Didn't Wear Out Your Caps Lock Key!

Hands up who isn't p!*$ed off about Amazon's new HQ in New York and Virginia?

TomG

We try to be.

TomG

Re: A billion here, a billion there...

From some of the comments Ms. Cortez has made, she seems as smart(dumb) as a bag of rocks. She will be a millionaire by the end of her term as she will be easily bought.

Macs to Linux fans: Stop right there, Penguinista scum, that's not macOS. Go on, git outta here

TomG

Re: I can see Apple's point...

I downvoted your post because you seem to have a problem with dogs.

Solid state of fear: Euro boffins bust open SSD, Bitlocker encryption (it's really, really dumb)

TomG

I see you made the mistake of saying something that could be construed as being favorable to Microsoft. You should know that will get you a lot of downvotes.

'He must be stopped': Missouri candidate's children tell voters he's basically an asshat

TomG

Re: Modern take on that poem

Frequently right, but not inevitable.

TomG

Re: "his comments had been taken out of context"

Hitler was a monster, a truly evil person. I have heard that he made the trains run on time. So, I guess, to the people that wanted the trains to run on time, he was right.

TomG

I don't agree with everything you said, but I agree with enough that I will give you an upvote.

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