* Posts by Rombizio

195 publicly visible posts • joined 3 Mar 2010


Creator of Linux virtual assistant blames 'patent troll' for project's death



They dont need a hardware for that. Run it as an app on the phone to start and only move to hardware if it is successful.

Moore's Law is deader than corduroy bell bottoms. But with a bit of smart coding it's not the end of the road


C rocks.

It really does.

Contact-tracing app may become a permanent fixture in major Chinese city


They already co ntrol everybody through the social credit system...

And everything there needs to be done with a phone that is attached to your ID and monitored by government approved apps. It makes no difference at this point if this new app is installed or not. They are all robots that drram of electric sheep.

China and Taiwan aren't great friends. Zoom sends chats through China. So Taiwan has banned Zoom


People don't learn...

But Taiwan did. Stop dealing with anything or anyone that uses, endorses, is controlled by, is made at, and depends on China for anything, at any level. They already caused enough damage as it is around the world.

Asterix co-creator Albert Uderzo dies aged 92



The sky is falling on our heads and his drawings are like a shield of happiness. Reading Asterix and Obelix were a cornerstone event in my childhood. I will read one of those stories today to my kid.

A toast to you master. In vino veritas.

Apple drops a bomb on long-life HTTPS certificates: Safari to snub new security certs valid for more than 13 months


Looks like Apple is buying GoDaddy...

....that would be my guess.

'That's here. That's home. That's us': It's 30 years since Voyager 1 looked back and squinted at a 'Pale Blue Dot'


I miss Sagan

He was a herald for human achievement. A great mind and a wonderful human being. The Pale Blue Dot speech makes me cry every time I hear it.

Oracle staff say Larry Ellison's fundraiser for Trump is against 'company ethics' – Oracle, ethics... what dimension have we fallen into?


I know I will be downvoted but....

Trump is very entertaining to watch. And the Democrats are so deranged and crazy that the show is just hilarious. George Carlin was right. If you are born into this world you get a free ticket to a freak show. If you are born in US you get the front row seat. I think 4 more years of Trump would be awesome.

Stiff upper lip time, Brits: After bullying France to drop its digital tax on Silicon Valley, Trump's coming for you next


He who has the gold, makes the rules.

See title.

You're not Boeing to believe this: Yet another show-stopping software bug found in ill-fated 737 Max airplanes


Can't wait to see them give up on this model...

....and launch a "new" Boeing 737-Super. Completely different from the MAX series. We guarantee you!

A sprinkling of Star Wars and a dash of Jedi equals a slightly underbaked Rise Of Skywalker


Those are not the Star Wars movies you are looking for....

Move along...

Oracle leaves its heart in San Francisco – or it would do if, you know, Oracle had a heart


Re: At what point will San Francisco realize ...

They never will. They vote Democrat.

FYI, we're now in the timeline where Facebook decides who is and isn't a politician on its 2bn-plus-person network

Big Brother

Par for the course...

....with the Leftist agenda. Here in Canada the government passed into law that Trudeau can decide who is journalist and who is not. Because they know better apparently.

Traffic lights worldwide set to change after Swedish engineer saw red over getting a ticket



"Provided a way to prove his hypothesis."

Or "Provided a way to confirm his theories".

Once your hypotthesis is proven it becomes theory. If it is a theory already it is simply confirmed by additional experiements from independent researchers.

Watch as 10 cops with guns and military camo storm suspected Capital One hacker's house…


The only one that deserves jail....

...is the head of IT at Capital One.

Pop goes the weasel! Large Hadron Collider blown up by critter chomping 66kV cable


I once saw a dead person that was hit by a 6 Kilo-Volt power cable at a train track.

The limbs of the body I saw were missing and the body itself was completely black. The weasel probably turned into a small lump of coal with 66 kilo-volt cable. Not to sound morbid at all, it is just something I experienced that fit the story.

OK, who unplugged the modem? North Korea's internet disappeared for four hours today


That picture is epic....

Enough said.

Irish electricity company threatens to cut off graveyard


Don't go towards the light!!

Maybe they wanted someone there to come back.....

Climate: 'An excuse for tax hikes', scientists 'don't know what they're talking about'


Re: Again...I prefer to get the opinion of scientists...

I am a scientist and you are wrong. I can say fuck off to you easily. FUCK OFF!

Didn't see that coming, did you?


Again...I prefer to get the opinion of scientists...

Like the guys at Nasa:


No internet troll can argue against them. If they say it is getting worse, it is getting worse. They collect the data.

If you are not a scientist: fuck off!

Google CAN be told to delete sensitive data from its search results, rules top EU court



If only Justin Bieber could make the request to remove anything related to his name from the searches....That would be fantastic.

Storage overlord EMC announces growth, plans to slash 1,000 jobs



Wow...that is far away still. Not sure what the issue is.

World's OLDEST human DNA found in leg bone – but that's not the only boning going on...


Unfortunate title

"400,000-yr-old ancestral fling throws evolution into doubt"

No it doesn't. I expected more from El Reg. This title is misleading, irresponsible and completely inaccurate. The situation changes the way scientists will look into the current hypothesis for early human migrations but from that to make the theory of evolution doubtful is a long shot. VERY LONG SHOT.

One year to go: Can Scotland really declare gov IT independence?


Alba an Aigh

Towering in gallant fame,

Scotland my mountain hame,

High may your proud standards gloriously wave,

Land of my high endeavour,

Land of the shining river,

Land of my heart for ever,

Scotland the brave.

Dell to axe 1,000-plus call-centre bods, enterprise staff in prep to go private


Bad for people...

Good for shareholders...unfortunately it is the way things are. I don't like to see so many people losing their jobs but if the company does not restructure properly, it will be hard to keep going with losing margins for too long.

Honey, I BLEW UP the International SPACE STATION - in full 3D


All this....

....for a another pile of shit movie from Hollywood. We should have this kind of power for more interesting stuff like a James Burke Connections series. All in 3D of course.

... time machine. Iranian Dr Who claims he invented a ...









Amazon yanks SimCity download from store


Fuck EA

I have been boycotting them for years. I am so happy to see those money grabbing BASTARDS getting screwed. Now if only we could have similar news about Activision-Blizzard....I would fucking love it.

Dev preview of Ubuntu for phones touching down February 21


Still not good enough

When they come up with Mint for Phones, than it will be news. Go Mint!

Canada cans net surveillance law


What? Am I dreaming?

Is this true? How? Where? When? Quid?

Wow....I am so happy because of this. I mean, I hate Stephen Harper and the conservative lunatics running the country but I never thought it would be possible for them to revert back to a Parliament decision because of public outcry. Is this a dream? Is there any hope?

Amazing. El Reg making my day!

Dell PowerEdge boots up after Hurricane Sandy acid bath

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Good job

All the offices I manage run Dell machines and they've been very reliable. I am quite happy with their Pro Support for Business as well. Very good on Dell and very good for the folks that had to do the work on site. But I have to say, without offsite backup, you are risking too much.

Major new science: Women more nude, more often online


With my fucking dollars???


China seeks ‘Oceanauts’ for deep sea exploration


I love explorations of all sorts....

...specially scientific exploration, but mining? Hummmmm...I don't know..........something tells me we will finally manage to fuck up what is left of the planet. But hey, the Chinese are investing in a new niche. Good for them.

35 US states petition for secession – on White House website


As I mentioned before....

"When you are born into this world you get a free ticket to the freak show. When you are born in America, you get the front row seat" -- George Carlin

'Perfect' INVISIBLE SHED stuns boffinry world


I can do that too!

"Unfortunately the object was a static 1cm tall cylinder, it was only invisible to microwaves (not visible light) and the invisibility effect only worked from one angle."

Well, when my wife if complaining too much, I am too tired and the pub is open I get invisible too. For hours!

Windows Phone 8: Everything you need to know at a glance


I am not surprised by the review

After all, MS gave us a glimpse of what happens when you use a phone OS for the desktop (what a fail). But on a phone Windows 8 should be good. I am happy we have more competition now. It is good for us when more contenders fight for a bigger market share.

African kids learn to read, hack Android on OLPC fondleslab


3 Lessons

1 - Technological tools are wonderful and can be used for noble purposes, like education.

2 - Some kids are still kids (not miniature of adults), even though their tools are different nowadays.

3 - We can improve the lives of everyone in this planet with some good will, technology and guidance.

Of course politicians are not interested in any of this. Anywhere.

Nobody knows what to call Microsoft's ex-Metro UI


20 Billion for this?

I can name at least 30 ways to improve this new UI for free. How the hell is someone spending 20 billion to get that crap?

Anyway I suggest WTFUI

Disney buys Lucasfilm, new Star Wars trilogy planned



There goes the rest of nice memories I had about the movies that Lucas could not completely destroy......

Paintballs proposed as defense against ASTEROID ATTACK


A brilliant idea

Indeed very clever. But between paint balls and a gigantic nuclear warhead I prefer the latter. Right in the middle of the asteroid. Call me crazy, but I rather obliterate something then try to move it when it comes down to my ass being destroyed.

Windows 8 unleashed! Midnight launch for world+dog


Another day another dollar

And another try by MS. Let's see what happens. We will have a pretty good idea how this OS will fare once people have been playing with it for a couple months. My expectations are....well......VERY low.

IBM prepares to demo 125TB MONSTER tape



I understand the need for tape in specific situations. However, at this point in time it is stupid to have someone assuming redundant backups using tape is a good solution. Try restoring a network from one and you will see why. It is perfect for archiving purposes, especially for public traded companies, but honestly, it is as obsolete as most other magnetic media.

The cost benefit is not as good as it used to be, especially now that many large companies have offsite datacenters to transfer their data to.

Oh, and I HATE tapes. Beer time here. Got to go now.

Windows 8 pricing details announced as preorders begin


They are charging money for this?

Oh boy....I was going to try out because I thought it was free.....

HP cuts 27,000 workers



Their servers are crap, their services are crap and their printers (that used to be good), are a piece of garbage nowadays. I hope they sink.

WTF... should I pay to download BBC shows?


Re: TV license?

LOL. You feel patriotic now? Hum? Is it too hard to admit that something is fucking wrong there and needs to be fixed? I guess it must be very hard indeed....

And don't worry. I won't put my feet on that hole, even if you guys stopping being so snob.


TV license?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA what a weird country......

Robotic surgeon successful in first prostate snip

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...it works.

US teens confess to 60-a-day texting FRENZY


I am having a beer...

...and you guys are talking about stupid teen behavior. I have to say I am winning here. Whatever this game is....

Big Media drags 142,000 through UK's courts in a year


What a weird system you guys have.....

You have to pay for something that you don't want?


Aussie hardcore gamers set to be legit



...each day proving to be the most fascist country in the world. Even video games can't escape their insanity.