* Posts by seven of five

501 posts • joined 27 Jan 2010


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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Re: "more than a dozen initiatives focused on enhancing workplace safety and product quality"

Given the current price of jet fuel, it is now economic to drive them directly to the Boneyard in Nevada.

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Re: "more than a dozen initiatives focused on enhancing workplace safety and product quality"

It actually is no large and complex product. In fact, it is soooo simillar to the original 737, anyone can fly one.

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“more than a dozen initiatives focused on enhancing workplace safety and product quality”

Honestly, I don't fucking care whether John Doe does´t cut his finger anymore during assembly.







in a goddamn fireball 'cause they cut the corners during type approval.

Is that so hard?

Not going Huawei just yet: UK ministers reportedly rethinking pledge to kick Chinese firm out of telco networks by 2023

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Only if you stomp your foot really hard as well.

Forget BYOD, this is BYOVM: Ransomware tries to evade antivirus by hiding in a virtual machine on infected systems

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As always, sometimes you're the dog, sometimes you're the tree. My house has 2/16 up/down DSL, neigbour has cable with some upload and a few hundred down, my mother 20/200 ftth, my appartment 100 symmetric. Fallback is 4G with unlimited data, but this has a crappy ping.

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Re: Turning the tables

Actually not, seems clear to me, even on a second read.

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270 Megabytes is background noise. Across most parts of western Europe, we habe 2-4 Gbytes Memory and 16+ Mbit internet connectivity. Given the attack vector of RDP, corporate users-err, victims, would rather struggle getting virtualbox installed. Or is this a portable app?

Lawsuit klaxon: HP, HPE accused of coordinated plan to oust older staff in favor of cheaper, compliant youngsters

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Re: I work for the wrong people

Hey, I work at your place, too.

BoJo buckles: UK govt to cut Huawei 5G kit use 'to zero by 2023' after pressure from Tory MPs, Uncle Sam

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Re: Is it wrong to be in favour of this?

"Democracies rarely go to war"

There is a long list of countries attacked by the US. Or, more precise, by the CIA, which uses the US armed forces as its "enabler".

It wasn't just a few credit cards: Entire travel itineraries were stolen by hackers, Easyjet now tells victims

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Re: Just to point out

iirc, gdpr is valid in switzerland as well.

Microsoft gives Office 365 admins the heads-up: Some internal queries over weekend might have returned results from completely different orgs

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Come to the cloud, they said.

It will be great, they said.

But look how much we saved.

Vint Cerf suggests GDPR could hurt coronavirus vaccine development

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Re: Other ways the world would be safer....

Sounds great, but wouldn't someone please think of the children?

5) Sequencing every citiziens genes and having the government (maybe through a public-private partnership so it is free of charge) select the optimal partner so there are no more disadvantaged birtths is the only way to go!

The end really is nigh – for 32-bit Windows 10 on new PCs

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Re: Dogs

Unlike cats, with whom it is the other way round.

Now there's nothing stopping the PATRIOT Act allowing the FBI to slurp web-browsing histories without a warrant

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Re: One Nation

Well, they do say god sees all...

Donald Trump extends ban on Huawei, ZTE telecoms kit in US companies to May 2021

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Re: 5G technology included in the latest COVID-19 coroanvirus relief bill

If 5G is included in the relief bill, wouldn t that make it part of the relief?

edit: Ah, all part of the cover up, silly me...

It is unclear why something designed to pump fuel into a car needs an ad-spewing computer strapped to it, but here we are

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He actually got the contract, but then outsourced it to a gaduate in Bangalore. Met the guy when he was asking around for help on stackexchange.

Uncle Sam courting Intel, TSMC to build advanced chip fabs on home soil – report

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Re: Missed Opportunity

That is so wrong, I fail for words.

DBA locked in police-guarded COVID-19-quarantine hotel for the last week shares his story with The Register

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Re: Sounds sensible

Not only clos_er_, clos_ed_ as we.. yes dammint, my cloak is already outsi*ouch* no kickin damint

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Re: What a shit hole

Corona would cause more deaths, but it just isn't though enough to stand up against all the native predators (and the really aggressive sheep) Oz has. Like throwing a tomcat into a raptor pen...

Data centre reveals it modeled interiors on The Hunt for Red October sets

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Re: Remodelling

Seeing we have a man of taste here, could I also interest you in an unlimited supply of mindless goons (terrible shots at no surcharge, only this week) and a couple of not-so-secret, unguarded rear entrances right to $critical_part_of_installation?

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Our parrot loved that part, pinging happily along with the movie. Bloody loud he was, as well.

Latvian drone wrests control from human overlords and shuts down entire nation's skies

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Re: You would think...

Well, it is now.

Nvidia's multi-billion-dollar buying spree continues as it slurps up Cumulus soon after swallowing Mellanox

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assured The Register that Nvidia "will continue to support Mellanox Onyx."

-> as good as dead.

Lars Ulrich makes veiled threats of another Metallica album during web chat with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff

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up until 1991,

1991? Are you kidding me? That is thirty years ago, which would make me at least .... Oh, fuck off.

From attacked engineers to a crypto-loving preacher with a questionable CV: Yep, it's still very much 5G silly season

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Re: 5C 5G Coincidence?

But there are five letters in Trump as well?

Beer is save, though.

US threatens to turf out four Chinese telcos amid concerns over national security... and COVID-19, doctors, schools, jobs, communists, etc

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Re: Err....

No, not as such. Then, maybe yes, but you wouldn t understand. Which is good for you.

Intel's 10th-gen Core family cracks 5GHz barrier with H-series laptop processors

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Desperate times

desperate measures. I wonder whether you could actually buy that benchmark queen this time. Then again: why should I care?



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