* Posts by seven of five

528 posts • joined 27 Jan 2010


Apple's at it again: Things go pear-shaped for meal planner app after iGiant opposes logo

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Re: Apple at odds with reality

These dastardedly pear trees are right next, they'll pay for their insolence!

Trump administration labels WeChat, TikTok ‘threats’ to national security, bans transactions with both

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Re: Trump plans to use his Death Star in a democratic election

Spoiler Spoiler: Vader was redeemed and the Sidious reborn. It did significantly weaken the Sith, though.

USA decides to cleanse local networks of anything Chinese under new five-point national data security plan

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Re: But at the same time

Can even pay them in USD, got plenty of them.

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Re: Doesn't the US have a huge debt with China?

No bomb needed. Just stop shipping shiny iToys and watch the show. China can do (much!) longer without the US than the other way round.

EY to outsource compute function, sending 800 staff into the loving arms of... IBM

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Re: 800 are set to make the hop across to IBM

economy of scale, they (IBM) already have a busy henchman there - no need to set up your own.

As the world descends into madness, it's good to see some things never change: Monthly Android patches

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Re: I hate to say it...

should have bought a fairphone...

Virgin Galactic pals up with Rolls-Royce to work on Mach 3 Concorde-style private jet that can carry up to 19 people

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Re: As long as the range....

That is sooooo mean.

Intel couldn't shrink to 7nm on time – but it was able to reduce one thing: Its chief engineer's employment

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Re: For now, it doesn't matter yet

> Or maybe it's because the vast majority of commentards here don't understand [...]

Yes. The alternative would be you being wrong, which obviously can not be.

Face masks hamper the spread of coronavirus. Know what else they hamper? Facial-recognition systems (except China's)

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Re: Can we get some masks printed

> Shouldn't take an AI long to work out how a QR code works...

It doesn't, but then it forgot. Again. goto 10.

Sick of AI engines scraping your pics for facial recognition? Here's a way to Fawkes them right up

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Old news

> the pictures won't be useful for identifying the people they depict.

So, esentially, just like the system the MET already has in place.

Bad: US govt says Chinese duo hacked, stole blueprints from just about everyone. Also bad: They extorted cash

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Re: Students.............

Yep, they are. Got me on Thursday, Friday and twice on Saturday....

51 years after humans first set foot on the Moon, a deepfaked Nixon mourns how Armstrong and Aldrin never made it home

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Re: of all of the possible choices...they made this one

Only on this side of the earth, on the underside they know it is a conspiracy theory.

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Re: Alternative fakery

How could they? "that is no moon."

Japan plans massive national tech modernisation program

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Using utmost discipline and massive, unrecorded overtime.

Cisco restores evidence of its funniest FAIL – ethernet cable presses switch's reset button

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Re: Either way

In their (partial - it still is an inconvenient place) defense, it is a mode button for the blinkenlights. It only becomes a reset button when you keep it pressed.

Report: CIA runs secret cyberwar with little oversight after Trump gave the OK, say US government officials

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Re: Where it can be enforced

A digital clock set to 23:58, obviously.

Kill for gain or shoot to maim

But we don't need a reason

The Golden Goose is on the loose

And never out of season.


AMD fans forced to sit out latest Windows 10 Insiders build due to 'bug impacting overall usability of these PCs'

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It may look like a rethorical question:

Just how incompetent can Micros~1 be?

Do they ever test? Something? Anything?

No answers needed/expected.

Bad news: Your Cisco switch is a fake and an update borked it. Good news: It wasn't designed to spy on you

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Re: Things I also learned.

Sorry, non native speaker. Will try to remember.

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Re: Things I also learned.

We get to look at it. (And also: which one? He´s got so many)

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Re: Things I also learned.

> A bat you say? With nails. Luxury!

Sure, Oracle. You get what you pay for, and all that.

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Re: Things I also learned.

Well, it works for Oracle, doesn t it? Though even they use a bat with less nails these days - so good to us, they are.

UK government marks 'at least' £115m for new Brexit systems against backdrop of chequered IT project history in customs and border control

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Re: Brexit is coming

Or Germany has shaped itself into something fitting the union it is bound to.

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Re: 115M ==~10 apps that don't work?

Certainly a more appealing position than Didos cherry and cake ...

jeez, sorry, am ooot.

Google: OK, OK, we pinky promise not to suck Fitbit health data into the borg. Now will you approve the sale?

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Exactly, I would`t trust google with my mother-in-law.



no, I really would not. Not even it. Er, her.

I am unsure breaking google up would help, though. Many small googles will be harder to herd...

Top Ubisoft execs eject after staff complain of 'toxic' workplace environment for women at Canadian studios

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Re: Rude?

Go, nice to meet you and have a pleasant day, sir, yourself? *holds door open*

China’s preferred Linux distro trumpets Arm benchmark results

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> Remember when China just made the cheap crap?

Just like Japan and Korea.

Lessons learned. Or maybe not.

Oracle tempts users to run its cloud in their own data centres – for a mere '$6 million' commitment

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Re: Worth every penny

Quantum computing? Damn damn damn, I thought we were still with AI on the hype-list... off for a quick rewrite.

Trump's bright idea of kicking out foreign students unless unis resume in-person classes stuns tech, science world

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Yeah, Putin Putin Putin everywhere. ´cos it is unimaginable the US are incompetent enough to cater their own demise through greed and egomania....

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That would make him the last President of the US as well.

UK space firms forced to adjust their models of how the universe works as they lose out on Copernicus contracts

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Re: I GOT 1 wordz 4 all u traytowers!!!

If that qualifies as a victory, spare me the defeat.

Germany is helping the UK develop its COVID-19 contact-tracing app, says ambassador

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Wasn' t there a goal they have to admit? Or have to admit there wasn't one?

Don't really know, not into soccer...

'It's really hard to find maintainers...' Linus Torvalds ponders the future of Linux

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Re: Just give it to Poettering...

Some people just want to see the world burn, don´t they?

I´ll leave it up the the reader whether I mean you or Poettering.

CompSci student bitten by fox after feeding it McNuggets

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Re: Really?

Ah, sorry, not you :)

(sorry for being mean, but this was a comment too tempting not to make)

Windows 10 Insider wondering where Notepad has gone? Fear not, Microsoft found it down the back of Dev Channel

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I guess this ceased when they stopped shipping any OS.

If Fairphone can support a 5-year-old handset, the other vendors could too. Right?

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Re: I expect that I will be downvoted...

IP58 is not an (easy) option when you also want your device to be disassemled by the customer. From my experience the FP3 can withstand quite a lot of water, at least in your pocket/backpack. I was seriously drenched in several hours of heavy rain, water everywhere. Phone survived easily. I wouldn t drop it into a bucket and let it rest there, though.

And you can take it apart in order to dry it. The included bumper is very functional as well, I drop it far too often.

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JFTR: Fairphone 3

Buying a FP3 wasn't the worst idea I ever had. I can recommend the device to anyone who just needs a proper, working phone.

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: Missing info

Profund interest, most probably. One of them was annoyed someone burned the car (s)he still had sunglasses in.

If you're despairing at staff sharing admin passwords, look on the bright side. That's CIA-grade security

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Re: Congress did so reasonably

Well, they obviously stole it from you, being spies and all that.

Thought you'd addressed those data-leaking Spectre holes on Linux? Guess again. The patches aren't perfect

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Re: OY! 'Nuff o' this shite!

Posh. We din't use t have fingrs...

Smart fridges are cool, but after a few short years you could be stuck with a big frosty brick in the kitchen

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Re: ...there is an Alexa in the kitchen...

useless, that song will be on sooner or later anyway.


Trump's Make Space Great Again video pulled after former 'naut says: Nope

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Re: 450 cities protesting racism

Don't mention ze war?

Travel-sick Windows needing a Systemwiederherstellung would be in Germany, right? Austria? Not necessarily

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Re: Schoolchild giggle?

I meant to say I did not get the joke. Thought i did.

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Schoolchild giggle?

Sorry, I don' t get it:

What is so funny about "Vater" and "Flasche"?

OK Windows 10, we get it: You really do not want us to install this unsigned application. But 7 steps borders on ridiculous

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Re: "This app may harm your device"

Devices can be reinstalled and will be fine. It is us, the sorry folks "which do the computer thing", I worry about. What has been seen (er experienced, in this case), can not be made unseen. Though swiss chocolate and Islay malt seem to help (me, so far).

Have I Been Pwned breach report email pwned entire firm's helldesk ticket system

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Re: Also an age-old observation:

A simple "Now how could this have happened? Interesting..." taking 8888 and 4444 down for a couple of days will probably suffice. No malice needed.

Talk about a control plane... US Air Force says upcoming B-21 stealth bomber will use Kubernetes

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Re: I remember an incident...


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Re: As a russian citizen

You shouldn't be. Your children will be old until this thing flies.

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Re: Raider?! Really!?

Nope, will come in golden tinfoil and be renamed "Twix". Two per hangar...

Software bug in Bombardier airliner made planes turn the wrong way

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Roger, Roger.

Boeing brings back the 737 Max but also lays off thousands

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Re: They are to big to fail

Only (Mostly) the F104-G, where they tried to make a multirole attack craft out of a perfectly good fighter.



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