* Posts by kat_bg

75 publicly visible posts • joined 15 Apr 2010

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Twitter tweaks third-party app rules to ban third-party apps

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Re: Leeching off a leech

Till yesterday, that API was supported.

Like Uber, but for China: Beijing creates state-owned meta rideshare service

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Re: Hmm

DiDi will politely asked to be acquired by the state owned entity for the sake of the country :)

Third-party Twitter apps stopped dead with no explanation from El Musko

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Re: The meltdown continues

Please define extreme left for the non-US people, as I have a distinct feeling that americans have no clue what extreme left mean

Chinese Tesla owners protest another round of price cuts

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Re: Catch Up Time

Growth of the chinese economy and caplitalism have little in common...

India sets USB-C charging deadline for smartphones

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Re: So much for "Brexit freedoms" eh ?

YOu had no clue how EU was set-up or working, There was no faceless bureaucrat deciding. Each country has its representatives. True, in the case of UK was Nigel Farage between them so, of course, had no clue or say in what was done in brussels, except collecting the nice pay that goes along being a EU parliamentary.

Elon Musk to step down as Twitter CEO: Help us pick his replacement

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Re: Ughhh...

Unlike friendly sources like FoxNews, Newsmax or Infowars?

Here's something communism is good at: Making smartphones less annoying

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Re: Hmmm.... one has to wonder

Those are baked into the mandatory phone app :)

To protect its cloud, Microsoft bans crypto mining from its online services

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I guess you have read the article. All the big cloud provider have taken similar measures.

Musk says spat with Apple over App Store ejection threat for Twitter was 'misunderstanding'

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Tesla allows third party repairs? Do they offer possibility to replace cells in the battery thus not replacing the whole unit? No? Then they are not better

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Musk cares about freedom of speech only when suits him. Ask his employees if they have freedom of speech, especially when their opinions goe against his

France says non to Office 365 and Google Workspace in school

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Re: Collabora Office (UK)

Actually nobody hate you. Just pity you that were so easily duped...

World's richest man posts memes as $44b Twitter acquisition veers off course

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Re: Catch-22

He bet everything. True. However, nice goverment contracts did help along the way.

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Re: Catch-22

To a certain degree, most likely

Twitter employees sue over lack of 60-day layoff notice

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Wrong. Audi is an acronym for Auto Union Deutschland Ingolstadt. No Adolph in the name...

Arm sues Qualcomm over custom Nuvia CPU cores, wants designs destroyed

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Re: Breach

Yes

Micron wants tax breaks for '$160b' Texas chip fab plant

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Re: Oops, I misread The Headline

We would like Finland's PM instead of our own... At least she parties in her private life and works during the job hours.

Philippines orders fraud probe after paying MacBook prices for slow Celeron laptops

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Re: The Sad Refrain of poor Business Judgement...

I think you have misread. The Dell kit bought in 2020 was cheaper than the kit they ended up buying (the Celerons).

Supply chain blamed amid claims of Azure capacity issues

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Heh? I think they are running out of their own computers... Or cannot build new servers fast enough.

Voicemail phishing emails steal Microsoft credentials

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Re: I'm getting too old for this shit...

You would be amazed how many people do not pay attention to the format of the files or have the extension hidden (on windows). This kind of attempt is for the most gullible of the users... Something like the purchase orders presented like and excel file with a link buried inside the file to a nefarious website.

India probes ZTE and Vivo over finances, sparking Chinese protests

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Investing in the US is rather simple compared to China

Elon Musk flogs $8.4bn of Tesla shares amid Twitter offer drama

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Gab, Parler, etc Just to add to the list of open right wing biased mediums...

ZX Spectrum, the 8-bit home computer that turned Europe onto PCs, is 40

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Fondly remembering the sound of games loading from magnetic tape... Was my first computer

Putin reaches for nuclear option: Zuckerberg banned

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Re: Might as well add me.

If you really want there are ways, via friendly countries like China, Iran, UAE (DubaI), Turkey... Would be longer flight but still possible.

Brave, DuckDuckGo to unplug Google's AMP where possible

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Re: Bravo

Wow. No comments on Facebook, but to put Microsoft before Google is laughable.

Intel promotes graphics chief Raja Koduri weeks after Arc discrete GPU reveal

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And Google, and Apple and Nvidia... What's the point?

AMD: Our Epyc CPUs helped Mercedes win F1 Constructors' Championship

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Correct, my mistake. Missed that piece of information. Maybe that's why Ferrari was crap last year...

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AMD is a sponsor for Ferrari since some time

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Remember when Huawei's CFO was detained in Canada? She's been promoted to chair the board

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Re: Spying software on phones?

You do realize that if you use Facebook, you do consent to be tracked more or less. As for cookies, everybody uses them unfortunately.

The fact that someone else is doing the same thing Huawei is suspect to do, does not excuse the latter.

Procurement guy at Apple allegedly ripped off iPhone giant in $10m+ scam

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Re: Stealing cash from the Big Boys in America

Nah, stealing from IRS will get you in jail. IRS doesn't care that the guy stole from Apple. They are upset that didn't got their cut.

China's top tech city Shenzhen locks down completely for at least a week

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Re: Oligarchy

Can you be more specific? Since when Gates and Bezos are NATO oligarchy? I do have a distinct impression that you don't now what NATO is.

Russia mulls making software piracy legal and patent licensing compulsory

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Re: re: countries that haven't ventured an opinion on the invasion and shelling of civilians

I have to correct you. Romania does not have a border with Russia. At least not now.

Cyberwarfare looms as Russia shells, invades Ukraine

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Re: SWIFT see SPFS

I am pretty sure Ukrainians remember Trump calling Putin a genius one not long ago.

Google's Chrome OS Flex could revive old PCs, Macs

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I'll rather go with a Puppy Linux than anything from Google.

Singapore signs for Azure-hued sovereign cloud from Microsoft

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Re: Does Singapore know about the Cloud Act?

Probably they do. However, they can proceed like Germany did, where data centers storing Office 365 are located in Germany but operated by a 3rd party and Microsoft does not have access... Like that, Microsoft can claim that it doesn't own or operate the servers.

Brocade wrongly sacked award-winning salesman who depended on company insurance for cancer treatment

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Re: A timely reminder

Where is actually written in that piece of document that NHS should be privatized? It refers to how public procurement should be handled (and that is helpful at least in my country where the public system would be fleeced by politician unless those rules are in place)

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Re: A timely reminder

Membership in the Eu had nothing to do, so stop blaming it (see how many member state have public run healthcare systems with no interference from EU). That ship has sailed for UK. Any problems of the NHS are self inflicted. Maybe you can ask Boris and Farage where are the weekly 350 million pounds that were supposed to be transferred to NHS once Brexit was done. It was written on their campaign red bus cruising the country afterall.

Tesla driver charged with vehicular manslaughter after deadly Autopilot crash

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As far lane assist goes, it can be usefull on highways but on normal, twisty roads, it can be pretty annoying trying to correct the trajectory of the car and require to fight the steering wheel to correct it. I have turned it off and it is turned on only on long highway trips. Tried Audi's lane assist and Mazda's (my current car)

Microsoft rolls out Files On-Demand with tighter macOS integration – but it defaults to 'on' and can't be disabled

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You've lost me at Google. Same demon, different name

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Funny...

AMD claims up to 24 hours of laptop battery life with its latest Ryzen 6000 silicon

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Re: Something the like has already been in there before.

And buy what? Which are the real alternatives?

IBM bosses wrongly sacked channel salesman after Tech Data joint venture failed, tribunal rules

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Re: This was in the UK. In the US …

Really? Maybe in UK. Try that in my country (inside EU) and you will end up directly in court. And usually the courts side with the employee. Let alone that such behavior can guarantee a visit from the labor protection authorities which will nitpick every document. You need thoroughly documented investigation before you can fire someone, outside the legally mandated procedures.

Electric fastback fun: Now you can surf the web from the driving seat of your Polestar 2

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Re: Pandas...

So every perp in a golf diesel will just have to keep moving while waiting for the police Tesla to run out of energy...

Now that's a splash down: Astronauts spend 8-hour trip to Earth in diapers after SpaceX capsule toilet breaks

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Re: BSFA members...

Urea is in short supply all over the world. Prices for Ad Blue (the addititive for the diesel engines) and the adhesives (Urea-formaldehyde type for industrial use) have gone through the roof. And all due to the prices for the natural gas

'This is the new normal,' Microsoft tells US workers: Work from home until further notice

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Centre right? They are more to the right than our local right wingers...

Chinese web giant Tencent predicts Beijing has more internet regulations coming – and welcomes them

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Re: "[Martin Lau] welcomed whatever's coming"

Actually, in China, that means user identification. Once users are identified, moderation is simple to implement in a country like China... Upset the CCP and go to a working camp for re-education.

Moderation in the rest of the world should be a bit more subtle than this.

Cyberlaw experts: Take back control. No, we're not talking about Brexit. It's Automated Lane Keeping Systems

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Re: The Pothole and Bicycle Finder

Driving on a twisty road with the ALKS enabled can be really annoying...

Calling all fanbois: If you can't wait to glimpse iOS 15, Apple is running a public beta now

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In some respect, IOS 15 beta 2 is more stable and runs smoother than IOS 14.7 beta 4 (I think). Safari tabs could be better, though: address bar on the bottom is nice to have but closing the tabs with an X on the top of the tab defies the purpose...

India's IT minister angry that Twitter broke local law by following US law

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Re: What a wonderful law

True... It is funny for me not being able to see the products I am selling to US customers shown of their website.

Ransomware victim Colonial Pipeline paid $5m to get oil pumping again, restored from backups anyway – report

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Re: Gothminister

and that is a trustworthy source of information, no doubt.

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